Meaning of touchdown

touch•down

Pronunciation: (tuch'doun"), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of scoring six points by being in possession of the ball on or behind the opponent's goal line.
  2. the act of a player who touches the ball on or to the ground inside his own in-goal.
  3. the act or the moment of landing: the aircraft's touchdown.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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