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The Canadian Football League Database
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Glossary of CFL Terminology

There are a number of terms unique to Canadian football and its professional league. For new or curious fans CFLdb provides this glossary of some phrases and their definitions.

The glossary was recently split into two pages. Please follow the link to the appropriate section you seek.

Please see the FAQ for answers to questions beyond terminology such as schedules, players, rosters and compensation. The rulebook is the best resource for penalty and foul terminology.

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