touchback

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n touchback (American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Touchback tŭch"băk` (Football) The act of touching the football down by a player behind his own goal line when it received its last impulse from an opponent; -- distinguished from safety touchdown.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n touchback In foot-ball, the act (of a player guarding his own goal-line) of touching the ball to the ground on, over, or behind the goal-line, the ball so touched being declared dead by the referee, provided the impetus which sent it to or across the line was given by an opponent.
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Usage

In literature:

Carmine finally fell on the ball for a touchback and the excitement in the stands subsided.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
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In news:

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' Touchback ' Official Trailer.
The second-year player from Southern California recorded four touchbacks Thursday against Oakland.
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Brian Presley and Kurt Russell star in " Touchback ".
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