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Rugby

A game played by two teams of 15 players each on a rectangular field 110 yards long with goal lines and goal posts at either end, the object being to run with an oval ball across the opponent's goal line or kick it through the upper portion of the goal posts, with forward passing and time-outs not permitted.
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Touchdown

A touchdown (abbreviated as TD) is a scoring play in gridiron football. Whether running, passing, returning a kickoff or punt, or recovering a turnover, a team scores a touchdown by advancing the ball into the opponent's end zone.
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Rugby

A form of football in which players can hold or kick an ovoid ball; rugby football. The ball cannot be handled forwards and points are scored by touching the ball to the ground in the area past the opponent's territory or by kicking the ball between goalposts and over a crossbar.
The scrum is a distinctive element of rugby.
The two rugbies split following a debate about amateurism.
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Touchdown

Abbr. TD(Football) An act of carrying, receiving, or gaining possession of the ball across the opponent's goal line for a score of six points.
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Rugby

(specifically) The form of the game known as rugby union (see the usage note).
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Touchdown

The contact, or moment of contact, of a landing aircraft or spacecraft with the landing surface.
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Rugby

(countable) rugby shirt
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Touchdown

A six-point score occurring when the ball enters possession of a team's player in the opponent's end zone.
Today I scored my first touchdown.
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Rugby

(Philippines) Rubber cement, contact cement.
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Touchdown

(rugby) A defensive action of grounding the ball in the team's own in-goal to stop the play.
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Rugby

(intransitive) To play rugby.
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Touchdown

(rugby) A try scoring play of grounding the ball in the opposing team's in-goal.
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Rugby

A form of football played with an oval ball
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Touchdown

(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.
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Touchdown

The moment of contact of a tornado with the ground.
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Touchdown

The act of touching the football down behind the opponents' goal; also the score (6 points) resulting from such a play.
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Touchdown

A score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line
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Touchdown

A landing (as the wheels touch the landing field); especially of airplanes
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