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American
adjective
1 belonging or relating to the United States of America, a federal republic in N America, its inhabitants, or their languages.
2 belonging or relating to the American continent, its inhabitants, or their languages.
noun a citizen or inhabitant of, or person born in, the United States of America, or the American continent.
[16c: named after the Italian navigator, Amerigo Vespucci (1454?1512)]


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American cream soda see cream soda


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American eagle
noun another name for the bald eagle, especially when used as the emblem of the USA.


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American Express
noun , trademark the name of an international organization that offers various financial services, such as the provision of credit cards, for its customers. Also called Amex.
[1950s]


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American football
noun
1 a team game with 11 players on both sides, similar to rugby but where forward passing is allowed and much emphasis is put on set-piece moves.
2 the oval ball used in this sport.
[19c]


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