- /əstreɪljən ˈrulz/ (say uhstraylyuhn 'roohlz)
(construed as singular) a code of football requiring two teams of 18 players, which originated in Australia in 1859; influenced by the various forms of football played at the time, as association football, Gaelic football, Rugby football, etc., and also possibly by marngrook.
Also, Australian National Football, Australian Football; Colloquial, Aussie Rules.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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