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touch·down

 (tŭch′doun′)
n.
1. Abbr. TD Football An act of carrying, receiving, or gaining possession of the ball across the opponent's goal line for a score of six points.
2. The contact, or moment of contact, of a landing aircraft or spacecraft with the landing surface.

[From the earlier practice of touching the ball to the ground behind the goal line.]

touchdown

(ˈtʌtʃˌdaʊn)
n
1. (Aeronautics) the moment at which a landing aircraft or spacecraft comes into contact with the landing surface
2. (Rugby) rugby the act of placing or touching the ball on the ground behind the goal line, as in scoring a try
3. (American Football) American football a scoring play worth six points, achieved by being in possession of the ball in the opposing team's end zone. Abbreviation: TD See also field goal2
vb (intr, adverb)
4. (Aeronautics) (of a space vehicle, aircraft, etc) to land
5. (Rugby) rugby to place the ball behind the goal line, as when scoring a try
6. informal to pause during a busy schedule in order to catch up, reorganize, or rest

touch•down

(ˈtʌtʃˌdaʊn)

n.
1. an act or instance of scoring six points in football by being in possession of the ball on or behind the opponent's goal line.
2. the act of a Rugby player who touches the ball on or to the ground behind his own goal line.
3. the act or the moment of landing, as of an aircraft.
[1860–65]

touchdown

The contact, or moment of contact, of an aircraft or spacecraft with the landing surface.

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Score (six points) by running the ball or catching a pass over the opposing team’s goal line.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.touchdown - a score in American footballtouchdown - a score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line
score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
American football, American football game - 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
2.touchdown - a landing (as the wheels touch the landing field)touchdown - a landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes
landing - the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface); "the plane made a smooth landing"; "his landing on his feet was catlike"
Translations
přistání
landing
lentokoneen laskeutuminen
spuštanje
着地
착륙
pristanek
landning
การบินลงแตะพื้น
sự hạ cánh

touchdown

[ˈtʌtʃdaʊn] N
1. (Aer, Space) (on land) → aterrizaje m; (on sea) → amerizaje m; (on water) → acuatizaje m; (on moon) → alunizaje m
2. (Rugby) → ensayo m (American Ftbl) → touchdown m

touchdown

[ˈtʌtʃdaʊn] n (on land)atterrissage m; (on sea)amerrissage m
(in American football)touchdown m

touchdown

n
(Aviat, Space) → Aufsetzen nt
(Rugby, US Ftbl) → Versuch m, Niederlegen des Balles im Malfeld des Gegners

touchdown

[ˈtʌtʃˌdaʊn] n (on land) → atterraggio; (on sea) → ammaraggio; (on moon) → allunaggio (Rugby) → meta

touchdown

هُبُوط přistání landing Landung παραβίαση τέρματος aterrizaje lentokoneen laskeutuminen atterrissage spuštanje meta 着地 착륙 landing landingsøyeblikk przyziemienie aterragem, aterrissagem приземление landning การบินลงแตะพื้น gol sự hạ cánh 着地
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The creature before her realized it, too, for he moved cautiously, though swiftly, to intercept her, as a Rugby fullback might maneuver in the realization that he alone stood between the opposing team and a touchdown.
Lynwood (5-6) responded with a four play, 84-yard drive, capped by a 4-yard touchdown run by Darrel Robinson, to cut the lead to 18-7.
Michael Loucks contributed six catches for 105 yards and a 33-yard touchdown for the Cowboys' opening score.
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Less than two minutes later, Nick Sarrocco intercepted a pass to set up Adam Barry's 11-yard touchdown pass to Nick Karam to make it 25-0.
Agoura 14, Ventura 7: Nick Haraden and Mike Cammorata prevented Ventura's Ian Durhan from catching a potential touchdown pass on the final play to preserve the visiting Chargers' comeback victory.
La Canada 14, Crescenta Valley 8: Brian Schmidt completed 14 of 23 passes for 159yards and two-first round touchdowns to lead the Spartans in a defensive battle at Glendale High.
Mo Chock's 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown pulled Vasquez (9-3) into a 7-7 with 4:51 left in the first quarter, but Dozie Amajoyi scored on an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter to give Aquinas the lead for good.
Rodney Glass returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and carried the ball 21 times for 191 yards and four more scores to lead the Knights, three-time defending Div.
Oak Park 40, Desert Hot Springs 7:Quarterback Doug Deakin was 4 of 8 for 142 yards and four touchdown passes and Doug Deakin rushed for 151 yards on 13 carries for Oak Park (7-3).
Collis hit Scott Stephens with a 57-yard touchdown pass and connected with Stephens and Ray McDonough in the second half.
El Camino Real (4-7) went ahead 17-3 in first quarter on 1- and 2-yard touchdown runs by Kibble and a 31-yard Dean Powell field goal, but the Dons rallied to tie the score in the third quarter.