drop pass


Definition of drop pass 

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

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Their proprietary quarterback metric, IQR (Independent Quarterback Rating) accounts for events out of the passer’s control, including dropped passes and dropped interceptions. Robert Klemko, SI.com, "What Analytics Say About Baker Mayfield," 22 Mar. 2018 Then, there was this: Manning had 43 dropped passes on catchable balls last year. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Why Are the Giants Still Building Around 37-Year-Old Eli Manning?," 4 May 2018 His dropped passes and sometimes questionable attitude are behind that. Stephen Holder, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: What we learned about the Colts this offseason," 16 June 2018 Oshie entered the Vegas zone and left a drop pass for Nicklas Backstrom. Tyler Horka, SI.com, "Stanley Cup Final: Capitals Roll to Game 4 Win, 3-1 Series Lead Over Golden Knights," 4 June 2018 Three-plus minutes before that ugly goal, Claude Giroux took a drop pass from Sean Couturier (two assists) and scored from the high slot with 9:42 left, ripping a shot into the right corner to give snap a 2-2 tie. Sam Carchidi, Philly.com, "Flyers move closer to clinching playoff spot as Jake Voracek's late goal bails out Brian Elliott," 5 Apr. 2018 The Bulldogs typically wouldn't drop passes at all during practice, White said. Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com, "New LSU quarterback Joe Burrow born ready for his shot at starter," 26 May 2018 Stay away: Miller struggled at times with dropped passes. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "NFL draft position preview: Wide receivers," 11 Apr. 2018 Peters wasn't the only issue for Michigan that day, as the offensive line failed to protect, receivers dropped passes and backs fumbled. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football's Brandon Peters focused on fighting for QB spot," 4 May 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of drop pass

ice hockey : a pass in which a player stops the puck and skates past it in order to leave it for another player who is close behind

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evasion of direct action or statement

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