drop pass


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Hintz scored his first goal on the power play following a slick drop pass from Alexander Radulov in the first period. Dallas News, 19 Apr. 2022 At 8:57 of the second, fightin’ Freddy took a drop pass from Hampus Lindholm, who stepped up after a Devils turnover forced by Zacha, and beat Vanecek’s blocker clean with a snapshot from the high slot. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Dec. 2022 During the 11-on-11 portion of Tuesday’s practice, which was Miami’s second practice in front of fans, the rookie caught a 30-yard tear drop pass from Tua Tagovailoa along the right sideline. Omar Kelly, Sun Sentinel, 2 Aug. 2022 Lemaire left a drop pass, and Lafleur, in full flight with his dirty-blond mane streaming, stepped into a slapshot that left Boston goaltender Gilles Gilbert sprawled on his back. David Shoalts, New York Times, 22 Apr. 2022 Parise chased down a dump-in and then made a drop pass off the end-boards to Bonino, who handed the puck off to Matt Dumba, and Dumba found Parise just outside the crease for the redirect. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 Backchecking on a Washington power play, the Capitals' tough guy caught Blidh just after the Bruins forward had executed a drop pass. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, 21 Jan. 2022 Four minutes later, during a Hawks power play, Seth Jones tried a bad drop pass to Alex DeBrincat that bounced off the wall right to Kailer Yamamoto. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 21 Nov. 2021 Hill then flashed the leather on a Matthews one-timer off a Tavares drop pass, but Couture iced it into the empty net with under a minute to play. San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Oct. 2021 See More

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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 4 Feb. 2023.

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