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A table game in which participants try to score goals on a miniature soccer field by turning different rods mounted with plastic figures. Also called table soccer.
[Originally an American trademark, from German Fussball, soccer (translation of British English football, soccer) : Fuss, foot (from Middle High German vuoz, from Old High German fuoz; see ped- in Indo-European roots) + Ball, ball (from Middle High German bal, from Old High German; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Games, other than specified) US and Canadian a game, often played in bars, in which opponents on either side of a purpose-built table attempt to strike a ball into the other side's goal by moving horizontal bars to which miniatures of footballers are attached. Also called (esp in Britain): table football
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