touch down
verb Date: 1864 transitive verb to place (the ball in rugby) by hand on the ground on or over an opponent's goal line in scoring a try or behind one's own goal line as a defensive measure intransitive verb to reach the ground ; land

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  • touch-down — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport nel football americano, marcatura ottenuta quando il pallone si trova oltre la linea di porta avversaria | area in cui si può realizzare tale marcatura {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: comp. di… …   Dizionario italiano

  • touch down — ► touch down 1) (of an aircraft or spacecraft) land. 2) Rugby touch the ground with the ball behind the opponents goal line, scoring a try. 3) American Football score six points by being in possession of the ball behind the opponents goal line.… …   English terms dictionary

  • touch|down — «TUHCH DOWN», noun. 1. the act of a player in putting the football on the ground behind the opponents goal line. 2. the score of six points made in this way. 3. the act of landing an aircraft, especially the moment of first contact with the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms touch down : present tense I/you/we/they touch down he/she/it touches down present participle touching down past tense touched down past participle touched down if an aircraft or space vehicle touches down,… …   English dictionary

  • touch down — the plane is expected to touch down in San Juan Syn: land, alight, come down, put down, arrive …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • touch·down — /ˈtʌʧˌdaʊn/ noun, pl downs 1 [count] American football : a score that is made by carrying the ball over the opponent s goal line or by catching the ball while standing in the end zone He scored a touchdown. The quarterback threw a touchdown… …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch down — verb a) To land an aircraft. The plane will touch down in Heathrowat about 2 oclock. b) To score a touchdown …   Wiktionary

  • touch down — phr verb Touch down is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑tornado …   Collocations dictionary

  • touch down — 1》 Rugby touch the ground with the ball behind the opponents goal line, scoring a try. 2》 American Football score six points by being in possession of the ball behind the opponents goal line. 3》 (of an aircraft or spacecraft) land. → touch …   English new terms dictionary

  • touch down — PHRASAL VERB When an aircraft touches down, it lands. [V P] Spacecraft Columbia touched down yesterday... [V P] The first large contingent of troops touches down on American soil today. Syn: land …   English dictionary

  • touch down — to reach the ground. Our plane touched down about 40 minutes after it was supposed to. In Florida, tornadoes touched down in at least three counties yesterday …   New idioms dictionary

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