Australian rules football is known by several different names, including footy and Aussie rules.
Australian rules football is known by several different names, including footy and Aussie rules.

This list is an alphabetical glossary of Australian rules football terms, jargon and slang. While some of these entries are shared with other sports, Australian rules football has developed a unique and rich terminology.

Where words in a sentence are also defined elsewhere in this article, they appear in italics.

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A

B

Ruckmen contesting a ball-up
Ruckmen contesting a ball-up

C

Defensive player giving chase to an attacking player with the ball
Defensive player giving chase to an attacking player with the ball
Player gains possession in a marking contest
Player gains possession in a marking contest
Player (foreground) moving in to collect the crumb from a contest
Player (foreground) moving in to collect the crumb from a contest

D

Player executes a drop punt

E

F

Field umpire
Field umpire
A football, known colloquially as a footy
A football, known colloquially as a footy

G

Player wearing a guernsey
Player wearing a guernsey

H

"Holding the man" redirects here. For the memoir, see Holding the Man.

Player preparing to handball
Player preparing to handball
Players in a huddle
Players in a huddle

I

J

K

The follow through motion of a kick
The follow through motion of a kick

L

M

Man-on-man
Man-on-man

N

O

The player on the left is on the mark
The player on the left is on the mark

P

Pack of players leaping for the ball
Pack of players leaping for the ball
Player performing a pick-up on the run
Player performing a pick-up on the run

Q

R

Player reading the ball
Player reading the ball
Runner (right) with his team's coach
Runner (right) with his team's coach

S

Player preparing to smother an opponent's kick
Player preparing to smother an opponent's kick
Player takes a spectacular mark
Player takes a spectacular mark
Player preparing to spoil an opponent's mark attempt by punching the ball
Player preparing to spoil an opponent's mark attempt by punching the ball

T

Player lunging to tackle an opponent in possession of the ball
Player lunging to tackle an opponent in possession of the ball

U

W

X

Y

Z

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  5. ^ GrandStand Footy Unleashed: The death of the ball burster
  6. ^ a b c d e AFL may have dropped the ball
  7. ^ Schmidt peels off a banana for Swans
  8. ^ Cheers to the barrel, torpedoes find new life
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  17. ^ a b McLeod the answer to Crows' woes
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  20. ^ Mr Natural (page 2)
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  22. ^ Power to explain breach
  23. ^ Hawks in the zone
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  29. ^ Thirty of the best prospects prepare for this Saturday's AFL draft
  30. ^ Turn the focus on our flawed favourites
  31. ^ Rover and winger tie for medal[permanent dead link]
  32. ^ Zebras History 1981-2001
  33. ^ Vote for Monfries' speccie[permanent dead link]
  34. ^ Mr Natural (page 1)