a soccer-like game played on a special rectangular table containing a series of parallel rods to which are attached paddles typically in the shape of miniature soccer players: the rods are turned in an attempt to strike the ball into a goal
Origin of foosballaltered from German tischfussball, table soccer from tisch, table + fussball, soccer (lit., football) from fuss, foot + ball, ball
A table game in which participants try to score goals on a miniature soccer field by turning different rods mounted with plastic figures. Also called table soccer .
Origin of foosballOriginally an American trademark from German Fussball soccer (translation of British English football soccer ) Fuss foot ( from Middle High German vuoz ) ( from Old High German fuoz ; see ped- in Indo-European roots.) Ball ball ( from Middle High German bal ) ( from Old High German; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.)