Definition of Touchdown

1. Noun. A score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line.

Generic synonyms: Score
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game

2. Noun. A landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes.
Generic synonyms: Landing
Derivative terms: Touch Down

Definition of Touchdown

1. n. The act of touching the football down behind the opponents' goal .

Definition of Touchdown

1. Noun. (American football Canadian football) A six-point score occurring when the ball enters possession of a team's player in the opponent's end zone. Analogous to a try in rugby. ¹

2. Noun. (aviation) The moment when an aircraft makes first or final contact with the ground during a landing. ¹

3. Noun. (rugby) A try ¹

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Definition of Touchdown

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Touchdown

touch screens
touch sensation
touch system
touch typing
touch up
touch wood
touchdown (current term)
touchdown dance
touchdown dances
touched in the haid
touched in the head
touched up
touches up

Literary usage of Touchdown

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1. Athletics at Princeton: A History by Frank Presbrey, James Hugh Moffatt (1901)
"IQ—touchdown by DeCamp. The team possessed strong material but was weak in ... 12—• touchdown by DeCamp. On Election Day Princeton played a team ot ..."

2. Stevens Indicator by Stevens Institute of Technology (1884)
"Yale at 3.15 pm, and Wurtemburg made a touchdown in three minutes, Watkinson kicking a goal six points, a goal from field by Watkinson, five points and a ..."

3. Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide ...: Foot Ball Rules as Recommended by by National Collegiate Athletic Association, Walter Camp (1915)
"The difficulty of such a performance, when making a touchdown on the run also is involved, may be appreciated when it is stated that out of the thousands of ..."

4. Basic Helicopter Handbook by Diane Publishing Company (1995)
"Pulling the nose up just prior to touchdown. FLARE AUTOROTATION A flare autorotation (fig. 77) enables the pilot to land a helicopter at any speed between ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1890)
"Such a play entitles his side to a " try- at-goal," and if they succeed in kicking the ball over the bar, then the goal only scores and not the touchdown; ..."

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