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English definition of “touchdown”

touchdown

noun [C] (FOOTBALL)    /ˈtʌtʃ.daʊn/
(in rugby ) the act of scoring points by putting the ball down on the ground behind the other team's goal RugbyGeneral terms used in ball sports (in American football ) the act of scoring points by carrying the ball across the other team's goal line or throwing the ball so that it is caught by a member of your team who is across the other team's goal line American footballGeneral terms used in ball sports
(Definition of touchdown noun (FOOTBALL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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