Foosball



/ˈfuːsˌbɔːl/
noun
1.
(US & 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 attached Also called (esp in Britain) table football
noun

a trademarked tabletop game of soccer with the players on rods that extend through the sides, with one player each controlling a side; also called table soccer , also written Foosball
Word Origin

G. tischfussball
noun

See 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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