Definition of flag football in English:

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flag football

Entry from US English dictionary


A modified form of football in which ballcarriers are downed by pulling off a marker, or flag, loosely attached to a belt, rather than by tackling.
Example sentences
  • Fans or players of football find flag football has all the aspects of the regular game that they love.
  • She plays flag football and rugby during the pro football off-season.
  • At 48, a veteran of various softball, tennis, field hockey, basketball, rugby and flag football teams, she's been playing sports almost continuously since she was 9 years old.

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Syllabification: flag foot·ball

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