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English definition of “touch”

touch

noun [C or U] (BALL CONTROL)    /tʌtʃ/
in sports such as football, a player's ability to control the ball and make it do what they want, or an occasion when a player controls the ball with their foot: Nicolas Anelka squandered the chance to score when his touch let him down in front of goal. Hazard took several touches before crossing.
(Definition of touch noun (BALL CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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