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 for touchback
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Touchback \Touch"back`\ (t[u^]ch"b[a^]k`), n. (Football)
     The act of touching the football down by a player behind his
     own goal line when it received its last impulse from an
     opponent; -- distinguished from safety touchdown.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (American football) a play in which the opposing team has
           kicked the football into your end zone

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