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

Example Sentences

He got some amazing hang time on that pass.
Recent Examples on the Web The biggest thing has to be hang time. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 28 July 2022 The golfers have the opportunity to hit off mats and track their ball speed, launch angle, curve, peak height, hang time, carry and roll distance and total yards. Alex Kushel, Sun Sentinel, 2 Feb. 2023 Also, when growing seasons are too short or have lower heat accumulation, then ‘hang time’ has to be used to manage flavor development and adequate sugar levels. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Scott had a net average of 41.5 yards and consistently drew praise for his hang time last season. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2023 Battles’ snap times ranged from 1.28-1.38 seconds and Barry’s punts were mostly from 45-53 yards with hang times of 4.0-4.53 seconds. oregonlive, 14 Mar. 2023 The shot had hang time. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Feb. 2023 Araiza added more than a second to his hang time, including one punt timed at 5.3 seconds. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 Again, punter JK Scott had good hang time, enough to snag a star on. Nick Canepacolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hang time was in 1971

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“Hang time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang%20time. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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