hand off

verb
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of hand off

: to hand (a football) to a nearby teammate on a play
: to hand off a football

handoff

play \ˈhand-ˌȯf\ noun

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1949

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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