Football meaning

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The definition of football is a game played on a 100-yard field with two teams of 11 players and one goal at each end, or the actual ball for such a game, or an issue that is passed around.

An example of football is the game the New York Jets play.

An example of football is a difficult decision that is not made by one committee and, instead, is passed to another committee to make.

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(informal) A problem or issue that is discussed among groups or persons without being settled.

The issue of tax reform became a political football.

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Any issue, problem, etc. that is passed about or shunted from one group to another.

A political football.

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The oval, inflated, leather or rubber ball used in playing football in the U.S. or Canada.
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