Subbuteo

/ (səˈbjuːtɪəʊ) /

noun

trademark a football game played on a table, with toy players affixed to rounded bases which are flicked with the fingers

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Word Origin for Subbuteo

C20: arbitrarily named, from Latin subbuteo, the specific name of the hobby hawk Falco subbuteo
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