a federation of trade unions organized in 1886: united with the Congress of Industrial Organizations 1955.
Abbreviation: A.F.L., AFL, A.F. of L.
the first permanent national labour movement in America, founded in 1886. It amalgamated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955 See also AFL-CIO
- American flagfish
- American fork
a town in central Utah. Historical Examples Immense beds of iron ore, of superior quality, yielding 85 to 90 per cent., have also been found near the American Fork. The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont The principal depredations have been committed on the Mariposa and the American […]
- American football
noun a team game similar to rugby, with 11 players on each side. Forward passing is allowed and planned strategies and formations for play are decided during the course of the game the oval-shaped inflated ball used in this game Contemporary Examples My hilarious, heartbreaking, triumphant season with the american football League of China. The […]
- American foxhound
one of an American breed of medium-sized dogs having a smooth, glossy coat usually black, tan, and white in color, a square-cut muzzle, hanging ears, and a moderately high-set tail, used for hunting both in packs or individually, tailing the game by scent.