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American football

noun [U] uk   UK ( US football) us  
a game for two teams of eleven players in which an oval ball is moved along the field by running with it or throwing it
Translations of “American football”
in Korean 미식 축구…
in Arabic كُرة القدم الأمريكية…
in Portuguese futebol americano…
in Catalan futbol americà…
in Japanese アメリカン・フットボール…
in Italian football americano…
in Chinese (Traditional) 橄欖球,美式足球…
in Russian американский футбол…
in Turkish Amerikan futbolu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 橄榄球,美式足球…
in Polish futbol amerykański…
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