American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A game played on a rectangular field with net goals at either end in which two teams of 11 players each try to drive a ball into the other's goal by kicking, heading, or using any part of the body except the arms and hands. The goalie is the only player who may touch or move the ball with the arms or hands.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ‘Association’ game of football. See foot-ball, 2.
- n. Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa Association football, a game in which two teams of eleven players contend to get a round ball into their opponent's goal primarily by kicking the ball with their feet.
- v. Australian rules football To kick the football directly off the ground, without using one's hands.
- n. a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
- Colloquial abbreviation for Association football, via abbreviation Assoc. + -er (“(slang suffix)”); earlier socca (1889), then socker (1891), with soccer attested 1895. (Wiktionary)
- From alteration of assoc., abbreviation of association football. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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