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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Cole’s hang times ranged from 4.78 (good) to 3.21 (awful) with most kicks coming in over four seconds. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders camp Day 5: Hunter Renfrow-Lamarcus Joyner a game within a game," 1 Aug. 2019 For his final punt, Scott boomed a 63-yarder with 4.68 seconds of hang time, leaving the Bears to start at their 14-yard line with 93 seconds to play and a seven-point deficit. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Alabama Roots: 3 NFL specialists putting best foot forward," 15 Sep. 2019 Ted Karras, trying to fill the void left by David Andrews, did a fine job blocking, though his shotgun snaps had a little bit of hang time. BostonGlobe.com, "Thirty-three thoughts on the Patriots’ 33-3 win over the Steelers . . .," 10 Sep. 2019 Michael Turk's third punt lacked the hang time of the first two but was just as effective thanks to an ASU roll, covering 65 yards to the Kent State 16-yard line. Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral, "Rewind: Arizona State wins season opener over Kent State," 29 Aug. 2019 Most of his punts had hang times of more than 4.5 seconds unofficially, with at least two breaking five seconds. Jerry Mcdonald, The Mercury News, "Raiders’ Derek Carr looking like franchise quarterback even without Brown," 3 Aug. 2019 Cole hit 10 punts in open field, with unofficial hang times between 4.66 and 5.02 seconds on all of the middle eight. Matt Kawahara, SFChronicle.com, "Raiders practice report: With Brown out, Carr spreads targets around," 3 Aug. 2019 Among Bailey’s strengths are his powerful leg and the hang time of his punts. Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, "What impresses the Patriots about rookie punter Jake Bailey?," 20 Aug. 2019 Brandon McManus had good hang time (4.19 seconds) and KR Richie James caught it at the 1-yard line. Ryan O'halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Takeaways: Bradley Chubb a wrecking crew in 16-snap appearance vs. 49ers," 20 Aug. 2019

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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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