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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CENTRAL POINT - Thurston got off to a hot start - exploding for three unanswered touchdowns in the first quarter - and rolled to a 63-40 victory over Crater in a Midwestern League football game Friday.
Watt, Texans, had his third touchdown reception, two sacks, and forced and recovered a fumble in Houston's 45-21 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Drew Brees (San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints) - 372 touchdown passes
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jon Kreider celebrates his crucial fourth-quarter touchdown. to the chagrin of watching Baltimore Ravens defensive linemen Rob Burnett (No 90) and Tony Siragusa
Claymores started the second half well, with Stoerner connecting with receiver Gerald Williams in the endzone for a touchdown before Dunlap added another.
David Pinon, Touchdown communications manager, explains further: "Rulon was raised on a dairy farm in Wyoming and is proud of his farm heritage.
Corbin became the first Illini player to rush for two 70-yard-plus touchdowns in a single game since 1944.
Sweet Home 35, Hidden Valley 6: The Huskies ran away from the Mustangs thanks to four second-quarter touchdowns. Hayden McDonald scored on touchdown runs of 11 and 10 yards, while Keegan Holly hauled in a pair of touchdown passes from Colton Smith.
Brad Ladeau added 1-yard touchdown for Narragansett.
Coaches who are not emphasizing this facet of the game can do their running backs a favor by beginning to talk up "touchdown blocking" to their receiving corps.
At Detroit, Mike Alstott and Warrick Dunn rushed for a score and guard Randall McDaniel recorded his first touchdown as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rolled to a 31-10 win over the Lions and into first place in the NFC Central.
After Akron scored two touchdowns less than two minutes apart to pull to 27-26, the extra point attempt was blocked and McKie returned it for a three-point lead.