WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
soc•cer /ˈsɑkɚ/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

    a form of football played by two 11-member teams, in which the ball may be kicked or bounced off any part of the body but the arms and hands:In soccer only goalkeepers may use their hands to play the ball.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

soccer /ˈsɒkə/ n
  1. a game in which two teams of eleven players try to kick or head a ball into their opponent's goal, only the goalkeeper on either side being allowed to touch the ball with his hands and arms except in the case of throw-ins
  2. (as modifier): a soccer player

  3. Also called: Association Football
Etymology: 19th Century: from (as)soc. + -er



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