First-down meaning

The first in the series of four downs in which an offensive team must advance ten yards to retain possession of the ball.
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A gain of ten or more yards entitling the offensive team to a new series of downs.
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The first play of the set of four downs allowed to the offensive team.
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A gain which earns the offensive team a new set of four downs.
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(American football) The first play in a series that has a maximum of four downs.
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(American football) The act of getting a first down by advancing the ball more than ten yards ahead of the field position where the team took possession.
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