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catenaccio

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian.

NounEdit

catenaccio (uncountable)

  1. (soccer) a system of defensive play

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

catena (chain, bond) +‎ -accio

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ka.teˈnat.̚tʃo], /kateˈnattʃo/
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NounEdit

catenaccio m (plural catenacci)

  1. a bolt (for a door)
  2. (soccer) a system of play in which defence is strengthened so much that little attacking play is possible

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