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football/ˈfʊtˌbɑːl/noun
pluralfootballs
football
/ˈfʊtˌbɑːl/
noun
pluralfootballs
Learner's definition of FOOTBALL  
[noncount] : any one of several games in which two teams try to get a ball to the goals at each end of a large field: such as
US : an American game that is played between two teams of 11 players each and in which the ball is moved forward by running or passing
   b : a similar Canadian game between two teams of 12 players each
   c British 
: soccer
   d British 
: rugby
[count] : a ball filled with air that is used in the game of football
— see picture at ball

political football

: an issue that politicians argue about and try to use for their advantage
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