draw play

noun

Examples of draw play in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Granite Hills answered on its first play with a 25-yard run by Pablo Jackson on a draw play. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Oct. 2023 One week after Rodgers’s injury, for instance, when the Cleveland Browns’ star running back Nick Chubb’s knee went sideways on a routine draw play, ABC refused to air a replay. Jake Nevins, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will play in this year's competition, where main draw play opens Aug. 28. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 17 Aug. 2023 On the next snap, Derrick Moore blew through the line and slammed Hall for another loss on a draw play. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 1 Apr. 2023 But as main-draw play begins Wednesday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, the sport is facing the absence — whether permanent or temporary — of many of its most recognizable stars from one of its biggest stages. Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2023 On the final play of Sunday’s game against the Raiders, with the score tied at 24 and the ball on New England’s 45-yard line, the Patriots handed the ball to running back Rhamondre Stevenson on a draw play. Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Dec. 2022 Instead of a calling a draw play or short pass and then punt, Thompson threw deep into double coverage and was intercepted by Buffalo’s Kaiir Elam, who returned it to the Dolphins 33. Dave Hyde, Sun Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2023 Those meltdowns started in Saturday's second game, when the Colts allowed Jalen Hurts to walk in the end zone on a 3rd-and-Goal draw play for a 17-16 Eagles victory. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 11 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of draw play was in 1948

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“Draw play.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/draw%20play. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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