American football

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American football (uncountable) (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)

  1. A game similar to rugby football played on a field of 100 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide in which two teams of 11 players attempt to get an ovoid ball into each other's territory.

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  • Called football in the United States and Canada and American football elsewhere in the world.


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