touch football
noun Date: 1933 football played informally and chiefly characterized by the substitution of touching for tackling

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • touch football — touch .football n [U] AmE a type of American football in which you touch the person with the ball instead of tackling them …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • touch football — touch ,football noun uncount an informal type of football in which players do not TACKLE each other (=knock each other to the ground) but they can touch each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • touch football — ☆ touch football n. an informal variety of football in which a defensive player stops a play by touching the ballcarrier (usually with both hands) rather than by tackling …   English World dictionary

  • Touch football — The name touch football may refer to several similar but unrelated games. The most popular of these are:* Touch football (American) * Touch football (rugby league) Australian NZ version of Touch Footy …   Wikipedia

  • touch football — noun a version of American football in which the ball carrier is touched rather than tackled • Hypernyms: ↑American football, ↑American football game * * * noun [noncount] : a form of American football in which the player with the ball is not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch football — touch′ foot′ball n. spo a kind of football in which a touch is used instead of a tackle to stop the ballcarrier • Etymology: 1930–1935 …   From formal English to slang

  • touch football — /tʌtʃ ˈfʊtbɔl/ (say tuch footbawl) noun a simplified form of the Rugby codes in which a player with the ball who is touched by an opponent is considered to have been tackled and must play the ball. Also, tip football, touch, touch footie …   Australian English dictionary

  • touch football — noun (U) AmE a type of American football in which you touch the person with the ball instead of tackling tackle 1 (3) them …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • touch football — UK / US noun [uncountable] an informal type of American football in which players do not tackle each other (= knock each other to the ground) but they can touch each other …   English dictionary

  • touch football — an informal variety of football in which the touching, usually with both hands, of a ball carrier by a member of the opposing team results in a down. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

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