foos·ball (fsbôl′, fz-)
A table game in which participants try to score goals on a miniature soccer field by turning different rods mounted with plastic figures. Also called table soccer.
[Originally an American trademark, from German Fussball, soccer (translation of British English FOOTBALL, soccer) : Fuss, foot (from Middle High German vuoz, from Old High German fuoz; see ped- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + Ball, ball (from Middle High German bal, from Old High German; see bhel-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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