touchdown

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n touchdown a score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line
    • n touchdown a landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The longest punt return for a touchdown was 103 yards
    • n Touchdown tŭch"doun` (Football) The act of touching the football down behind the opponents' goal; also the score (6 points) resulting from such a play.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4 in the first ever college football game. At the time, a touchdown was worth only two points.
    • n touchdown In foot-ball, the touching of the ball to the ground by a player behind his opponent's goal; the play by which this is done.
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Usage

In literature:

You'll want to speak it perfectly by the time we touchdown.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
But if, with a touchdown in their favor, Colby thought to remain in the lead, they soon had this hope shattered.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
I guess there were as many as two hundred Chautauqua salutes after that touchdown.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
One touchdown wasn't going to win the game.
"The Varmint" by Owen Johnson
Got a touchdown the second time.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
The game was fast and furious, but at the end of the first half the "Maroons" were leading by one touchdown.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
Twice he carried the ball over the line for a touchdown, and before his onslaughts the scrubs crumpled up like paper.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
Jefferson had trampled mercilessly upon Goodrich Academy and with seeming ease had scored touchdown after touchdown.
"The Mark of the Knife" by Clayton H. Ernst
I saw you make that touchdown day before yesterday.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Anyway, I'm going to do my best to make touchdowns for him and Mrs. Squibs.
"The Guarded Heights" by Wadsworth Camp
But, alas for his hopes of making a touchdown!
"Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days" by Howard R. Garis
Abruptly he wondered if the damaged wing would affect stability on touchdown?
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
It looked like a sure touchdown for Harvard.
"Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale" by Burt L. Standish
He did not score any greater number of touchdowns, but he had more of an air with him.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
Four minutes later as the Crimson swept over the line for a touchdown, he knew it.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
He came across the snow-covered street like Toppy Treplin of old bent upon making a touchdown.
"The Snow-Burner" by Henry Oyen
Didn't prevent you going through like a runaway engine for a couple of touchdowns, did it?
"The Salamander" by Owen Johnson
James has made a touchdown!
"The Whirligig of Time" by Wayland Wells Williams
He could make a touchdown without breaking sixteen ribs of an adversary.
"Edith and John" by Franklin S. Farquhar
One touchdown and goal will tie the score, and another touchdown will win the championship for you.
"Dick Hamilton's Football Team" by Howard R. Garis
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In news:

Reggie Dunn had made his third kickoff return for a touchdown in a two game stretch for the Utes.
The team's quarterback had just thrown for what, 1,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.
Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein (7) celebrates after scoring a 1st half touchdown Saturday against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
In all, Husker receivers caught 22 balls against Minnesota for 311 yards and two touchdowns.
It's been 10 years since Eric Crouch's touchdown catch against OU.
John Hines passed for 136 yards and two touchdowns for Kendrick in 34-14 loss to Bowdon in the Region 5-AA opener for both teams Friday night.
Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde, middle, celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter.
Murphy finished with 228 yards and five touchdowns on seven carries.
Clam chowder for the price of a touchdown — or none, or two.
George Triplett finished with 65 yards and a touchdown, while Joseph Schmidlen had 57 yards and a score for the Bengals.
Antonio Thomas' near 200-yard rushing day and two touchdowns helps Chaparral end three-game skid against Eldorado.
Terrance Broadway threw for a touchdown and ran for two more to help Louisiana-Lafayette beat Florida International 48-20 Saturday night.
NY Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw creates strange moment as he fails to burn clock on game-winning touchdown.
Kyle Moreno dives in for the touchdown off a four-yard bullet from John Cefalu in the first quarter of the Vikings final home game against Truckee Friday.
Junior running back Jordan Harris (26) ran 13 times for 101 yards and three touchdowns in Glen Este 's season-opening win over West Clermont rival Amelia.
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In science:

The lowest value of the radius after the expansion phase defines the so-called touchdown point.
Coherent oscillations and the evolution of the emission area in the decaying phase of radius-expansion bursts from 4U 1636-53
We found that in 17 of the PRE bursts, after the touchdown point, the blackbody radius increases again quickly after about 1 second, and from then on the radius decreases slightly or it remains more or less constant.
Coherent oscillations and the evolution of the emission area in the decaying phase of radius-expansion bursts from 4U 1636-53
In the other 52 PRE bursts, after touchdown, the radius of the blackbody stays more or less constant for ∼ 2 − 8 seconds, and after that it increases slowly.
Coherent oscillations and the evolution of the emission area in the decaying phase of radius-expansion bursts from 4U 1636-53
Interestingly, those PRE bursts in which the blackbody radius remains more or less constant for > ∼2 seconds show coherent oscillations in the tail of the burst, whereas those PRE in which the blackbody radius changes rapidly after touchdown show no coherent oscillations in the tail of the burst.
Coherent oscillations and the evolution of the emission area in the decaying phase of radius-expansion bursts from 4U 1636-53
We therefore define the post touchdown (PTD) phase as the contiguous time interval after the peak of the burst in which the radius of the fitted blackbody is less than 8 km.
Coherent oscillations and the evolution of the emission area in the decaying phase of radius-expansion bursts from 4U 1636-53
The reason to study the tail oscillations only in PRE bursts is that the phase after the TD point can only be identified in PRE bursts (since non-PRE bursts do not have a touchdown point).
Coherent oscillations and the evolution of the emission area in the decaying phase of radius-expansion bursts from 4U 1636-53
Singularities of solutions also appears in the study of hyperbolic partial differential equations and in the study of the touchdown behavior of the micro-electromechanical systems equation , , .
Another proof for the removable singularities of the heat equation
Guo, On the partial differential equations of electrostatic MEMS devices III: refined touchdown behavior, J.
Another proof for the removable singularities of the heat equation
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