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Football team   /fˈʊtbˌɔl tim/   Listen
Football team

noun
1.
A team that plays football.  Synonym: eleven.






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"Football team" Quotes from Famous Books



... Always first or second in his class. And one of the best men on the football team, too." She smiled, the first radiant smile I had seen ...
— The Rise of David Levinsky • Abraham Cahan

... faster in my life, did you, Philip? How the girls kept up, I don't know! You're a first-class sprinter all right, Mrs. Pitt! We'd like you on our football team, at home! ...
— John and Betty's History Visit • Margaret Williamson

... doubt of that. No one can have any doubt about the sort of persons whom the vast majority of young people, and some older people too, delight to honour. With some it is the star of the music hall or opera. With a great many more it is the winner of a race, or the champion player in a successful football team, or the most effective bowler, or the highest scorer in cricket. The crowd goes mad about these heroes. There is no throne high enough to place them on. Money and favours are lavished at their feet, and all the newspapers are full of their ...
— Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known Characters • George Milligan, J. G. Greenhough, Alfred Rowland, Walter F.

... outstretched hand. There was a close, hard, straining grip. "I must not be recognized here. There are reasons. I'll explain in a minute. Say, but it's fine to see you! Five years, Dick, five years since I saw you run down University Field and spread-eagle the whole Wisconsin football team." ...
— Desert Gold • Zane Grey

... and a day rarely passes without some traveller seeking shelter and entertainment. Spaniards, Mexicans, Germans, Englishmen, Americans, all are welcome, and during the few days of our stay, the house was never free of other visitors. Among these was Stanton Morrison, famous in Yale's football team in '92; he now lives in this district, and has a coffee finca ...
— In Indian Mexico (1908) • Frederick Starr

... community; we cannot shift our share in the burthen; and here again, I think, is something that may well be underlined and emphasised. At present our "secondly" is unduly subordinated to our "firstly"; our game is better individually than collectively; we are like a football team that passes badly, and our need is not nearly so much to change the players as to broaden their style. And this brings me, in a spirit entirely antagonistic, up against Mr. Galsworthy's suggestion of an autocratic revolution in the methods of ...
— An Englishman Looks at the World • H. G. Wells

... the football team of my old school. The lout with the sheepish smirk, holding the ball, is myself as I was before the cares of ...
— The Man Upstairs and Other Stories • P. G. Wodehouse

... editor. I believe you two were college mates. He wanted to know if you are the Boyd Emerson of the Michigan football team." ...
— The Silver Horde • Rex Beach

... for that. He remembered the day when Mark had been coaching the football team and had told them that they must not stop for anything when they were in action. If they thought their legs were broken, or they were mortally wounded and dying, they must not even think of it. Football was the one thing, and they were to forget they ...
— The City of Fire • Grace Livingston Hill

... you want to do is only to put a free-lunch sign over the First Methodist Church. What does the college student care for the U. S. A., the planet or the solar system? Why, at Siwash, I remember the biggest man in the world was Ole Skjarsen. Next to him was Coach Bost, then Rogers, captain of the football team, and then Jensen, the quarter. After him came Frankling, of the Alfalfa Delts, whose father picked up bargains in railroads instead of gloves; then came Prexy, and after him the President of the United States and a few scattered celebrities, tailing ...
— At Good Old Siwash • George Fitch

... Although this seems a simple enough desire, Anne finds herself involved in a series of baffling adventures in trying to attain it—including the machinations of a gang of professional gamblers, and the mysterious kidnapping of the football team's star fullback. It is a quick-moving, vital story that will appeal to every ...
— The Merriweather Girls and the Mystery of the Queen's Fan • Lizette M. Edholm



Words linked to "Football team" :   linebacker, wingback, football league, guard, team, halfback, tackle, quarterback, backfield, tailback, squad, line backer, center, end, signal caller, fullback, field general, secondary, linemen



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