- Football. an act or instance of scoring six points by being in possession of the ball on or behind the opponent's goal line.
- Rugby. the act of a player who touches the ball on or to the ground inside his own in-goal.
- the act or the moment of landing: the aircraft's touchdown.
Origin of touchdown
Examples from the Web for touchdown
Contemporary Examples of touchdown
He caught eight passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in an overtime loss to the Buffalo Bills last weekend.The NFL Is Full of Ray Rices
September 9, 2014
They need to drive 88 yards to score a touchdown and be able to force over time.Seahawks-Broncos and 7 Other Thrilling Super Bowl Matchups
February 6, 2014
He could have really screwed up my score by leading his team to a touchdown.
Minutes into the fourth quarter, despite a Denver touchdown and two-point conversion, the game of the year was all but over.
The kick was predictably short, and Auburn unpredictably returned it for a touchdown.Alabama Coach Nick Saban’s Folly: Great Coaches Protect Their Players
December 2, 2013
Historical Examples of touchdown
Williams missed the goal after the touchdown by some ten yards.
With Williams out of the game it was a touchdown or nothing.
It seemed after I'd made that touchdown that he'd ought to let me play the game out.
It was said afterward that a half-inch decided that touchdown.Left Guard Gilbert
Ralph Henry Barbour
I guess there were as many as two hundred Chautauqua salutes after that touchdown.At Good Old Siwash
- the moment at which a landing aircraft or spacecraft comes into contact with the landing surface
- rugby the act of placing or touching the ball on the ground behind the goal line, as in scoring a try
- American football a scoring play worth six points, achieved by being in possession of the ball in the opposing team's end zoneAbbreviation: TD See also field goal (def. 2)
- (of a space vehicle, aircraft, etc) to land
- rugby to place the ball behind the goal line, as when scoring a try
- informal to pause during a busy schedule in order to catch up, reorganize, or rest