backward pass

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backward pass was in 1924

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“Backward pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backward%20pass. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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