forward pass

Definitions of forward pass
  1. noun
    a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
    synonyms: aerial
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    flare, flare pass
    a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines
    screen pass
    a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers
    type of:
    pass, passing, passing game, passing play
    (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
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