forward pass

noun

Definition of forward pass

:a pass (as in football) made in the direction of the opponent's goal

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First Known Use of forward pass

1890


FORWARD PASS Defined for English Language Learners

forward pass

noun

Definition of forward pass for English Language Learners

  • American football : a pass made in the direction of the opponent's goal


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