American football

(redirected from American football field)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

American football

n
1. (American Football) a team game similar to rugby, with 11 players on each side. Forward passing is allowed and planned strategies and formations for play are decided during the course of the game
2. (American Football) the oval-shaped inflated ball used in this game
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.American football - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards longAmerican football - 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
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
centering, snap - (American football) putting the ball in play by passing it (between the legs) to a back; "the quarterback fumbled the snap"
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
interception - (American football) the act of catching a football by a player on the opposing team
reception - (American football) the act of catching a pass in football; "the tight end made a great reception on the 20 yard line"
straight-arm - (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
touchback - (American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone
safety - a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line
touchdown - a score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line
field goal - a score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts
extra point, point after, point after touchdown - in American football a point awarded for a successful place kick following a touchdown
down - (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have four downs to gain ten yards"
football, football game - 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
touch football - a version of American football in which the ball carrier is touched rather than tackled
completion, pass completion - (American football) a successful forward pass in football
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team
running, running game, running play, run - (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"
draw play, draw - (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
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
rushing, rush - (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line; "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"
passing, passing game, passing play, pass - (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"
power play - 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"
handoff - (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate
tackle - (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground
interference - (American football) blocking a player's path with your body; "he ran interference for the quarterback"
trap block - (American football) an illegal block
back - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed behind the line of scrimmage
lineman - (American football) the position of a player on a football team who is stationed on the line of scrimmage
scrimmage - (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
blitz, linebacker blitzing, safety blitz - (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
trap play, mousetrap - (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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
americký fotbal
amerikansk fodbold
American FootballAmerikanischer Fußball
ameerika jalgpall
amerikkalainen jalkapallo
američki nogomet
amerikai futball
アメリカンフットボール
미식 축구
amerikansk fotboll
ฟุตบอลอเมริกัน
bóng bầu dụcbóng bầu dục kiểu Mỹ

American football

كُرَةُ القَدَم الأمريكيّة americký fotbal amerikansk fodbold Amerikanischer Fußball Αμερικανικό ποδόσφαιρο fútbol americano amerikkalainen jalkapallo football américain američki nogomet football americano アメリカンフットボール 미식 축구 American football amerikansk fotball futbol amerykański futebol americano американский футбол amerikansk fotboll ฟุตบอลอเมริกัน Amerikan futbolu bóng bầu dục kiểu Mỹ 美式橄榄球
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in periodicals archive ?
'' I'd always been big and strong enough to hold my own in the scrimmage on the American football field, but right now I was the biggest I'd ever been, and the batterings felt like they were getting worse.
The 12,000-seat multipurpose arena could hold a regulation sized soccer field as well as a professional size American football field, host concerts and other entertainment.
The 12,000-seat multi-purpose arena could hold a regulation-sized soccer field as well as a professional size American football field, host concerts and other entertainment.
With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the Stratolaunch aircraft took flight from the Mojave Air & Space Port.
The plane has a wingspan of 385 feet - more than the length of an American football field! In addition, the plane flew for two and a half hours at 189 miles per hour, reaching altitudes of more than 17,000 feet!
The white airplane called Roc, has a record-breaking 385-foot wingspan, the length of an American football field and is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage, took to the air for the very first time shortly before 7 am Pacific time and stayed aloft for more than two hours before landing safely back at the Mojave Air and Space Port as a crowd of hundreds of people cheered.
One accomplishment that Shamus is most proud of was being involved in the installation of the very first tall-pile American football field at Ringgold HS in Monongahela, PA.
The show -- complete with an audio tour narrated by Miranda and multimedia elements -- will be housed in a specially-built tent structure the size of an American football field.
The battery is the size of an American football field. It is capable of powering 30,000 homes, and its rapid deployment reflects the union of a blackout-prone state and a flashy entrepreneur, Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, who pledged to complete its construction in 100 days or do it for free.
The carpet measures 133 meters by 48 meters (436 feet by 157 feet), which makes it substantially larger than an American football field, which measures 360 feet by 160 feet.
The 3,000 square-meter restaurant will stretch over two floors and is equivalent to half the length of an American football field.

Full browser ?