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passing play

Definitions of passing play
  1. noun
    (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    synonyms: pass, passing, passing game
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    aerial, forward pass
    a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
    lateral, lateral pass
    a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
    spot pass
    a pass to a designated spot on the field; the receiver should arrive at that spot the same time the ball does
    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:
    football play
    (American football) a play by the offensive team
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