fair catch

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of fair catch

: a catch of a kicked football by a player who gives a prescribed signal, may not advance the ball, and may not be tackled

fair-catch

play \ˈfer-ˈkach, -ˈkech\ transitive verb

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1891


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