Definition of Football play
1. Noun. (American football) a play by the offensive team.
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Play
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Literary usage of Football play
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chap-books and Folk-lore Tracts by George Laurence Gomme, Henry Benjamin Wheatley, Villon Society, London (1885)
"So he took such delight in sport that he would go far and near to any meetings, as cudgel- play, bear-baiting, football play, and the like. ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... give or receive at any time any treat or collation upon account of ye football play, on or about Michaelmas Day, further than ..."
3. A Literary Pilgrim in England by Edward Thomas (1917)
"... weeds and bagpipes, he himself like an old bard," and King James " with carters singing with whips in their hands ; and afterwards, a football play. ..."