HyperDic: american_football

English > 1 sense of the expression American football:
NOUNactAmerican football, American football gamea game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
English > American football: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA game / 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.
SynonymAmerican football game
Category ofback(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
centering, snap(American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back
completion, pass completion(American football) a successful forward pass in football
down(American football) a complete play to advance the football
draw, draw play(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
end run, sweep(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
fair catch(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
field goalA score in American football
football play(American football) a play by the offensive team
fumble, muff(sports) dropping the ball
handoff(American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate
interception(American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
interference(American football) blocking a player's path with your body
lineman(American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
mousetrap, trap play(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
pass, passing play, passing game, passing(American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
point after, point after touchdown, extra pointIn American football a point awarded for a successful place kick following a touchdown
power playA play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play
reception(American football) the act of catching a pass in football
return(American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble
reverse(American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction
run, running, running play, running game(American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
rush, rushing(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
safetyA score in American football
safety blitz, linebacker blitzing, blitz(American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
scrimmage(American football) practice play between a football team's squads
straight-arm(American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
tackle(American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
touchback(American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone / zone
touchdownA score in American football
trap block(American football) an illegal block
Narrowertouch footballA version of American football in which the ball carrier is touched rather than tackled
Broaderfootball, football gameAny of various games / 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
SpanishAmerican football, fútbol americano
Catalanfutbol americà

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