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).