American football

American football
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
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Hypernyms: ↑football, ↑football game
Hyponyms: ↑touch football

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