- 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
Examples from the Web for foosball Contemporary Examples of foosball
We arrived to the din of a party in full swing: a band, multiple kegs of beer, dancing, foosball, and mantle diving.
December 16, 2014
Basketball, foosball, bocce ball—there’s even a horseshoe pit.
August 22, 2009
Word Origin and History for foosball n.
debuted in U.S. 1963 and was a craze on some college campuses for a few years thereafter. Said to have been designed c.1930s in Switzerland. The name is presumably from the pronunciation of Fußball, the German form of (Association) football.