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"touchdown" in British English

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touchdownnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtʌtʃ.daʊn/
  • touchdown noun [C] (SPORTS)

(in American ​football) the ​act of ​scoringpoints by ​carrying the ​ballacross the other team's ​goalline or ​throwing the ​ball so that it is ​caught by a ​member of ​yourteam who is ​across the other team's ​goalline (in rugby) the ​act of ​scoringpoints by putting the ​ball down on the ​ground behind the other team's ​goal
(Definition of touchdown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"touchdown" in American English

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touchdownnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtʌtʃˌdɑʊn/
  • touchdown noun [C] (SPORTS)

(abbreviation TD) (in ​football) the ​act of ​scoring six ​points by ​carrying or ​catching the ​ball behind the other team’s ​goalline: He ​scored three touchdowns early in the ​game.
  • touchdown noun [C] (AIRCRAFT)

the ​moment when an ​aircraft or ​spacecraftlands: High ​windsdelayed the ​space shuttle’s touchdown.
(Definition of touchdown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “touchdown”
in Chinese (Simplified) (航天器)着陆,降落…
in Turkish yere inmek, konmak…
in Russian приземляться…
in Chinese (Traditional) (太空船)著陸,降落…
in Polish lądować…
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