drop pass


: a pass in ice hockey in which the passer skates past the puck leaving it for a teammate following close behind

Examples of drop pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The star winger received a drop pass from Gustav Forsling and made his way toward the left circle before firing a wrist shot that beat Shesterkin to give Florida the 1-0 lead. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 23 May 2024 The drop pass has become an integral strategy for most NHL teams over the past half-decade. Corey Masisak, The Denver Post, 18 Feb. 2024 But the Knights answered two minutes later on 3-on-1 breakaway when Stone buried Stephenson's drop pass for the 4-on-4 goal to put Vegas ahead 3-1. Mark Anderson, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2024 Only 1:20 into the power play, Guy Lafleur trailed into a drop pass by Jacques Lemaire and ripped a blazing slapper by Gilbert from right wing. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for drop pass 

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of drop pass was in 1949

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

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