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end run

noun

Simple Definition of end run

  • American football : a play in which the player carrying the ball tries to run around the line of defensive players

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of end run

  1. 1 :  a football play in which the ballcarrier attempts to run wide around the end of the line; specifically :  sweep 3e

  2. 2 :  an evasive trick or maneuver <made an end run around the regulations>

1902

First Known Use of end run

1902


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