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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian catenaccio.

NounEdit

catenaccio ‎(uncountable)

  1. (soccer) a system of defensive play

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

catena ‎(chain, bond) +‎ -accio, or from Late Latin catēnāceum, from Latin catēna.

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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