Definition of touchdown noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʌtʃdaʊn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌtʃdaʊn//
    Plane travel, American football
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] the moment when a plane or spacecraft lands synonym landing a smooth touchdown The plane swerved on touchdown. See related entries: Plane travel
  2. 2[countable] (in rugby) an act of scoring points by putting the ball down on the area of ground behind the other team’s goal line
  3. 3[countable] (in American 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 Manning and Brett threw nine touchdown passes between them. a 25-yard touchdown run See related entries: American football
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: touchdown