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.
Recent Examples on the Web This hang time between the thoughtful setup and the questionable payoff typifies the experience of watching Dave post-hiatus. Craig Jenkins, Vulture, 6 Oct. 2021 The kickoff should be lofted extra high, creating hang time of about 4.5 seconds. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2021 No kicker who attempted more than 20 kickoffs last season averaged a hang time of longer than 4.13 seconds. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 23 Aug. 2021 When growing seasons are too long, then ‘hang time’ has to be used to manage flavor development relative to early sugar development and acid loss. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 On kickoffs, the Chargers preferred his potential in hang time and ball placement. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 9 Sep. 2021 The undrafted rookie from East Carolina averaged 4.3 seconds of hang time on his three kickoffs, according to Pro Football Focus, and landed them at the 1-yard line and 2 and 5 yards deep in the end zone. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, 16 Aug. 2021 Don’t be surprised if the Dolphins call in a few punters for a tryout in the coming weeks because Michael Palardy’s first day punts were lacking distance and hang time. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 28 July 2021 The confetti will blast 25 feet into the air for some serious hang time. Chris Hachey, BGR, 9 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of hang time

1971, in the meaning defined above

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12 Oct 2021

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“Hang time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang%20time. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hang time

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


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