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TOUCHDOWN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does touchdown mean? 

TOUCHDOWN (noun)
  The noun TOUCHDOWN has 2 senses:

1. a score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line
2. a landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes

  Familiarity information: TOUCHDOWN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TOUCHDOWN (noun)


Sense 1touchdown [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("touchdown" is a kind of...):

score (the act of scoring in a game or sport)

Domain category:

American football; American football game (a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays)


Sense 2touchdown [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("touchdown" is a kind of...):

landing (the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface))


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