touchdown


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touchdown

1. the moment at which a landing aircraft or spacecraft comes into contact with the landing surface
2. Rugby the act of placing or touching the ball on the ground behind the goal line, as in scoring a try
3. American football a scoring play worth six points, achieved by being in possession of the ball in the opposing team's end zone

touchdown

i. The point where the nominal glide path intercepts the runway (ICAO). In this case, this point is only a datum and is not necessarily the actual point at which the aircraft will touch the runway.
ii. In a precision radar approach, the point on the landing surface toward which the controller issues guidance instructions.
iii. The contact, or moment of contact, an aircraft makes with the landing surface—land or water—and ceases to be airborne.
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Jeremy Jones ran for a 7-yard touchdown on Lancaster's first overtime possession.
Peterson answered with 41-yard touchdown pass, and followed with 66-yard scoring run after an interception by defensive back Brian Schmidt to seal the win.
Michael Long found Thomas McCormick on a 40-yard pass play, cutting Ventura's lead to 14-10, and Long added a 33-yard touchdown run to give the Highlanders their first lead, 17-10, near the end of the third quarter.
Byron Sells ran for 49 yards on 13 carries and scored on a 1-yard touchdown run on Westlake of Thousand Oaks' first possession, capping a seven-play, 76-yard drive, and Jordan Mannisto booted 38- and 39-yard field goals for a 13-7 halftime lead.
Matt McGinnis' touchdown run gave Agoura the lead with 4:24 left in the third quarter.
Campbell Hall 65, Sage Hill 28 Zachary Kaplan threw four touchdown passes as Campbell Hall of North Hollywood (9-3) scored the first 52 points and cruised into the semifinals with an easy win over Sage Hill of Newport Beach at Birmingham High School in Lake Balboa.
Kevin Bevans completed 11 of 17 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown to lead Highland (5-6).
Desert 12, Lucerne Valley 3: Sean McDonald completed 12 of 18 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown as visiting Desert of Edwards Air Force Base scored the upset to advance to a second-round game against Ontario Christian.
Garrett Green completed 8 of 17 passes for 216 yards, with touchdowns of 9 yards to Jess Stricklin and 69 yards to Shane Horton.
North Hollwood's Hamadicko Njimboa rushed for 192 yards and a touchdown.
Oaks Christian led just 14-7 at halftime, but Tyler began the second half with a 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Knight was led by Terrel Merritt, who ran for 112 yards and scored a touchdown.