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touchdown

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touch +‎ down.

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touchdown (plural touchdowns)

  1. (American football, Canadian football) A six-point score occurring when the ball enters possession of a team's player in the opponent's end zone. Analogous to a try in rugby.
    Today I scored my first touchdown.
  2. (aviation) The moment when an aircraft or spacecraft makes first or final contact with the ground during a landing.
    The passengers audibly relaxed at touchdown.
  3. (rugby) A try
    • 2011 February 13, Lyle Jackson, “Ireland 22-25 France”, BBC:
      A first Test try by Fergus McFadden and a Tomas O'Leary touchdown helped Ireland to a 15-12 half-time lead.

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