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Definition of touchdown noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] (in football) an act of scoring points by crossing the other team's goal line while carrying the ball, or receiving the ball when you are over the other team's goal line
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the moment when a plane or spacecraft lands synonym landing a smooth touchdown The plane swerved on touchdown.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: touchdown