Touchdown Touch"down` (t[u^]ch"doun`), n. (Football) The act of touching the football down behind the opponents' goal; also the score (6 points) resulting from such a play. [1913 Webster]

{Safety touchdown}. See under {Safety}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Touchdown — (‚Aufsetzen‘) bezeichnet: den Moment, wenn ein fliegendes Objekt (z. B. ein Flugzeug) ersten Bodenkontakt herstellt, siehe Landung Touchdown (Roman), Roman von John Grisham (2007) Touchdown (Sport), Begriff aus verschiedenen Football Sportarten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • touchdown — (n.) 1864, from TOUCH (Cf. touch) (v.) + DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.). Originally in rugby, where the ball is lit. touched down on the other side of the goal …   Etymology dictionary

  • touchdown — ► NOUN 1) the moment at which an aircraft touches down. 2) Rugby & American Football an act of touching down …   English terms dictionary

  • touchdown — ☆ touchdown [tuch′doun΄ ] n. 1. a) the act of touching down, or landing b) the moment at which a landing aircraft or spacecraft touches the landing surface 2. Football a scoring play, worth six points, in which a player reaches the opponent s end …   English World dictionary

  • Touchdown — A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football.DescriptionTo score a touchdown, one team must take the football into the opposite end zone. This can be done by rushing, in which the ball carrier carries the… …   Wikipedia

  • Touchdown — Touché de Dan Lawlor de Penn State en NCAA Un touchdown (ou touché au Canada) est la méthode essentielle pour marquer des points au football américain et au football canadien. Un touchdown est inscrit lorsque l une des équipes parvient à franchir …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Touchdown — El quarterback de los Texas Longhorns, Vince Young (arriba, al centro de la foto, actual jugador de los Tennessee Titans), acarrea para un touchdown contra Colorado en el partido de campeonato de la Big 12 Conference en el fútbo …   Wikipedia Español

  • touchdown — noun in American football ADJECTIVE ▪ defensive, offensive ▪ rushing ▪ game winning, winning VERB + TOUCHDOWN ▪ score …   Collocations dictionary

  • touchdown — [[t]tʌ̱tʃdaʊn[/t]] touchdowns 1) N VAR Touchdown is the landing of an aircraft or spacecraft. ...a perfect touchdown... The astronauts are preparing for touchdown tomorrow morning. Syn: landing 2) N COUNT In rugby and American football, a… …   English dictionary

  • touchdown — UK [ˈtʌtʃˌdaʊn] / US noun [countable] Word forms touchdown : singular touchdown plural touchdowns 1) the moment when an aircraft lands on the ground 2) a) in rugby, the act of touching the ball on the ground over the other team s goal line. By… …   English dictionary

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