catenaccio

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian.

Noun[edit]

catenaccio (uncountable)

  1. (soccer) a system of defensive play

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

catena (chain, bond) +‎ -accio, or from Late Latin catēnāceum, from Latin catēna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ka.teˈnat.̚tʃo], /kateˈnattʃo/
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Noun[edit]

catenaccio m (plural catenacci)

  1. a bolt (for a door)
  2. (soccer) a system of play in which defence is strengthened so much that little attacking play is possible

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