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foosball

[ fooz-bawl ]
/ ˈfuz bɔl /
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noun
a tabletop game resembling soccer, in which each of two players tries to shoot a small ball into the opponent’s goal by operating rods that extend crosswise and out through the sides of the table and have miniature playing figures attached.
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Also called ta·ble soc·cer [tey-buhl sok-er], /ˈteɪ bəl ˌsɒk ər/, or especially British, ta·ble foot·ball [tey-buhl foot-bawl] /ˈteɪ bəl ˌfʊt bɔl/ .

Origin of foosball

First recorded in 1960–65; from German Fußball, Fussball, equivalent to Fuß, Fuss foot + Ball ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for foosball

foosball
/ (ˈfuːsˌbɔːl) /

noun
US and Canadian a game, often played in bars, in which opponents on either side of a purpose-built table attempt to strike a ball into the other side's goal by moving horizontal bars to which miniatures of footballers are attachedAlso called (esp in Britain): table football
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