foosball noun

  1. 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.

    I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything

    Liz Seccuro

    December 16, 2014

  • Basketball, foosball, bocce ball—there’s even a horseshoe pit.

    A Vacation From the Public Eye

    Sam Bungey

    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.

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