Definition of Football play

1. Noun. (American football) a play by the offensive team.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Football Play

football calf
football coach
football field
football fields
football game
football helmet
football hero
football league
football minute
football minutes
football official
football play (current term)
football player
football players
football pool
football pools
football score
football season
football sign
football stadium
football team
football tee
football tennis

Literary usage of Football play

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1. Chap-books and Folk-lore Tracts by George Laurence Gomme, Henry Benjamin Wheatley, Villon Society, London (1885)
"So he took such delight in sport that he would go far and near to any meetings, as cudgel- play, bear-baiting, football play, and the like. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... give or receive at any time any treat or collation upon account of ye football play, on or about Michaelmas Day, further than ..."

3. A Literary Pilgrim in England by Edward Thomas (1917)
"... weeds and bagpipes, he himself like an old bard," and King James " with carters singing with whips in their hands ; and afterwards, a football play. ..."

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