backward pass

noun

Definition of backward pass

: a pass in football thrown at right angles to the direction of play or obliquely to the rear

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First Known Use of backward pass

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Backward pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backward%20pass. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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