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Meaning of Australian Rules football

Austral'ian Rules" foot'ball

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a variation of rugby played almost exclusively in Australia, engaging two teams of eighteen players each on an oval-shaped field about 180 yards (165 m) long with four upright posts at each end, the object being to kick a rugby ball between these posts.
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