hang time


Definition of hang time

: the amount of time a kicked football remains in the air also : the length of time a leaping athlete is in the air

Examples of hang time in a Sentence

He got some amazing hang time on that pass.

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There was that much hang time on Palka's HR, which had a 41 degree launch angle. Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox today: Time, TV, radio," 27 May 2018 While that review, as with all things in the thrill-ride culture, is subject to debate, the Hangover does deliver appeal beyond the inverted hang time. Dan Moran, Lake County News-Sun, "Moran: Great America's new Mardi Gras Hangover coaster 'a blood rush' for first-day riders," 22 May 2018 His 48 percent, which is calculated based on a baseball’s hang time, trajectory and landing spot (not exit velocity), is the best among all third basemen. Maria Torres, kansascity, "Amidst 14-game hitting streak, Royals' Moustakas belting baseballs harder than ever | The Kansas City Star," 23 Apr. 2018 Stack has been very accurate with his place kicking this spring, Cristobal said, while Maimone's punts have been showing some distance and hang time. Tyson Alger, OregonLive.com, "As spring closes, kicker Adam Stack still has a chance to pull double duty for Oregon Ducks," 20 Apr. 2018 That dunk had what judges are looking for – hang time, originality, style, and power. Clifton Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Victor Oladipo wants to 'help my man defend his title' in dunk contest," 2 Feb. 2018 The intended result is for the hang time to allow the kick coverage to get downfield, swarm that area and drop the returner near his own end zone. Bill Landis, cleveland.com, "Urban Meyer's kickoff weapon is in danger with new NCAA rule change proposal," 10 Feb. 2018 Scott said his best hang time in a game this season was in the 5.35-to-5.4-second range. Michael Casagrande, AL.com, "How JK Scott changed his punting style over occasionally-frustrating summer," 13 Dec. 2017 Levine says anything over four seconds of hang time on a kickoff is exceptional; Foug’s kicks consistently come in around 4.5. Bruce Feldman, SI.com, "Nebraska May Return to Its Roots If the Mike Riley Era Ends This Year," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hang time

1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hang time

US, informal : the amount of time that something (especially a ball that is hit, kicked, or thrown) remains in the air

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