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English noun: American football game

1. American football game (act) 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


SynonymsAmerican football


Broader (hypernym)football, football game


Narrower (hyponym)touch football


Domain category membersback, blitz, centering, completion, down, draw, draw play, end run, extra point, fair catch, field goal, football play, fumble, handoff, interception, interference, linebacker blitzing, lineman, mousetrap, muff, pass, pass completion, passing, passing game, passing play, point after, point after touchdown, power play, reception, return, reverse, run, running, running game, running play, rush, rushing, safety, safety blitz, scrimmage, snap, straight-arm, sweep, tackle, touchback, touchdown, trap block, trap play









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