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 Elijah Fischer’s 42-yard punt had enough hang time that his teammates were able to get downfield to provide good coverage. San Diego Union-Tribune, "3 Things We Learned ... in the Aztecs’ 28-17 loss to San Jose State," 7 Nov. 2020 His body control and hang time for his size are exceptional. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "NBA draft: Analyzing how Anthony Edwards would fit with Warriors at No. 2," 6 Nov. 2020 His hang time hurt him at Houston, when the Cougars had returns of 15, 16, 19, 24 and 34. G Smith, NOLA.com, "Lighter but longer: weight loss leads to huge improvement for Tulane punter Ryan Wright," 5 Nov. 2020 At punter, freshman walk-on Sam Johnson got the nod in the opener and earned recognition from Saban and Fisher for his hang time, but Saban is still looking for more leg strength from the Oak Mountain graduate. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, "What to watch when Alabama hosts Texas A&M," 3 Oct. 2020 Thomas spoke with Smithsonian about Jordan’s role in changing perceptions of African Americans, his rookie year kicks, and the true meaning of hang time. Patrick Sauer, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Smithsonian Curator Reevaluates the Incredible Legacy of Michael Jordan," 17 May 2020 Every stand and set is different, but look at seat cushions, rubber mats, hockey tape for loud pins, and bow and rifle hangers to customize your treestand for maximum hang time, and fast deployment. Outdoor Life, "7 Ways to Get Ready for the Rut," 28 Aug. 2020 People called it hang time, but the incredible skill was actually getting shots up on his descent. Patrick Sauer, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Smithsonian Curator Reevaluates the Incredible Legacy of Michael Jordan," 17 May 2020 Everything is available by the glass or bottle for longer hang time too. Matt Kettmann, SFChronicle.com, "Carr Winery is the Santa Barbara winery to spend the day," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of hang time

1971, in the meaning defined above

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16 Nov 2020

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“Hang time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hang%20time. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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