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Definition 1: a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for american football in the sense of this definition

(american football is a kind of ...) any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

(... is a kind of american football ) a version of American football in which the ball carrier is touched rather than tackled

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) dropping the ball

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line

"the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

"the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play

"they used a power play to return the kickoff"

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) blocking a player's path with your body

"he ran interference for the quarterback"

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) an illegal block

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) practice play between a football team's squads

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

"the defensive line braced to stop the run" "the coach put great emphasis on running"

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back

"the quarterback fumbled the snap"

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) the act of catching a pass in football

"the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) a score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) a score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) in American football a point awarded for a successful place kick following a touchdown

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a complete play to advance the football

"you have four downs to gain ten yards"

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a successful forward pass in football

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a play by the offensive team

(american football is the domain which ... is member of) (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated

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