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[mass noun] A kind of football played with an oval ball on a field marked out as a gridiron. Points are scored mainly through touchdowns and field goals. Each side has eleven players on the field at any time.In the US called simply football
- ‘At school, Eisenhower proved to be a star athlete excelling in both baseball and American football.’
- ‘The same applies to most contact sports, be they individual sports like sumo or team sports like American football.’
- ‘It's also planned to extend the technology to other sports, such as horse racing and American football.’
- ‘The game expresses the important value of competition: unlike soccer, American football games can never end in a tie.’
- ‘The rules and strategies of cricket, baseball, rugby and American football, by contrast, are less straightforward.’
- ‘And the boys try to challenge Uncle Pete and his friends to a full-contact game of American football.’
- ‘For those unfamiliar with the sport, it's related to both soccer and American football.’
- ‘What I don't want is for football to become American football.’
- ‘Boxing, wrestling, and American football are favorite sports in both parts of Samoa.’
- ‘There are some people on the other side of the world who are tossing insults at American football, the game and the players.’
- ‘The three most popular American spectator sports are baseball, basketball and American football.’
- ‘Wheelchair rugby combines elements of basketball, American football and ice hockey and it is played on a basketball court.’
- ‘He spent his summers in the swimming pool and the winters playing American football.’
- ‘Funnily, baseball and American football don't figure high in Andrew's sporting agenda.’
- ‘Taking in a game of American football or baseball is part of the cultural experience and Philadelphia is a great place to be a spectator.’
- ‘Blair's flash of genius came after watching the traditional Monday night American football game in a sports bar.’
- ‘They were also widely used in American football, a sport of controlled aggression.’
- ‘The ferocity of the game helped establish then-fledgling American football as a major sport.’
- ‘My family is not a family that gets into the sport of American football.’
- ‘Having experienced professional football and American football he is eager for rugby to take on similar codes of practice.’
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