jump pass

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Definition of jump pass

: a pass made by a player (as in football or basketball) while jumping

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Karr gave the Bears a 16-14 lead late in the third quarter with an 8-yard touchdown reception from Bronko Nagurski on a trick play — a jump pass after the 235-pound battering ram of a fullback rushed toward the line. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 91, Bill Karr," 7 June 2019 Expect those three to be on the perimeter jumping passing lanes whenever possible. Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, "Who Is Having the Best Summer in the NBA?," 14 Aug. 2019 Rock Climbing Gecko ParX offers free rock climbing with purchase of any jump pass. Mary Lou Cruz, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Davie area events July 18-28," 14 July 2018 DiVincenzo tied for the top max vertical leap at the combine and consistently used it to rebound in traffic, in addition to his nifty passing and constantly jumping passing lanes. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Which Players Without Agents Helped or Hurt Their Stock During the NBA Draft Combine?," 18 May 2018 The best way to beat a defense that’s overextending and jumping passing lanes is with backdoor cuts and using flare slips by the screen setters. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers vs. Cavs NBA Playoffs 2018: What to watch in Game 4," 22 Apr. 2018 And then, on her very first jumping pass in the short, Bradie Tennell FELL. Chris Schleicher, Time, "A Figure Skater Turned Comedy Writer's Guide to the Olympics Ladies Free Skate Competition," 22 Feb. 2018 Russians Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikhaurlidze took gold in the pairs event despite mistakes on a jumping pass, while the second-place team of Jamie Sale and David Pelletier of Canada skated perfectly. Maura Sullivan Hill, Cosmopolitan, "10 of the Biggest Figure Skating Controversies of All Time," 7 Feb. 2018 However, McCollum made a jump pass out of a double-team near mid-court, finding Ed Davis for an uncontested dunk that put Portland up seven with 17.1 seconds left. Sean Meagher, OregonLive.com, "Trail Blazers postgame report: Jusuf Nurkic set to face former team," 21 Jan. 2018

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circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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