Definition of “touchdown” - English Dictionary

“touchdown” in British English

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touchdownnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʌtʃ.daʊn/ us /ˈtʌtʃ.daʊn/

touchdown noun [ C ] (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

(in rugby) the act of scoring points 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 goal line:

He scored three touchdowns early in the game.

touchdown noun [ C ] (AIRCRAFT)

the moment when an aircraft or spacecraft lands:

High winds delayed the space shuttle’s touchdown.

(Definition of “touchdown” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)