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touch football

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Definition of touch football in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A form of American football in which a ball carrier is downed by touching instead of tackling.
Example sentences
  • In sweltering humidity and 30 degree heat, a series of sports events were played throughout the day, including netball, soccer, softball, touch football, cricket and basketball.
  • The seminar is designed to benefit coaches of all levels who are involved with eld sports such as netball, soccer, rugby union, league, touch football, softball, hockey etc.
  • Originally it was used with a ball made out of possum skin, stuffed with leaves or rocks, and for a game like this that you'd play in a school you could use something like an Australian Rules football, touch football, or a soccer ball.

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