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English definition of “touchdown”

touchdown

noun [C] uk   /ˈtʌtʃ.daʊn/ us  

touchdown noun [C] (LANDING)

the landing of an aircraft or of some types of spacecraft: One of the plane's tyres burst on touchdown.
See also
Space travel

touchdown noun [C] (FOOTBALL)

(in rugby) the act of scoring points by putting the ball down on the ground behind the other team's goalRugbyGeneral 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 lineAmerican footballGeneral terms used in ball sports
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