jump pass

noun

Definition of jump pass

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

Examples of jump pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 42-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown was Patrick Mahomes-like, with Jackson turning his body to throw a jump pass. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, 20 Sep. 2021 After a timeout, Fournier tried to make a jump pass to Vucevic off a pick-and-roll, but Bullock came up with the steal. Roy Parry, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Mar. 2021 Lake Bennett started Rockwall’s scoring with a 9-yard touchdown throw to Brennan Ray on a jump pass, and Locke threw touchdown passes of 36 yards to Ray and 19 yards to Caden Marshall, giving Locke a 6A-area best 41 touchdown passes for the season. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 19 Dec. 2020 Northwest Christian lost to Cactus on a fourth-and-goal jump pass for a Cobras touchdown at the end of the game. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 11 Nov. 2020 On the next play, Haskins' jump pass into the end zone was knocked away. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 3 Nov. 2020 Able to see above the mosh pit, Henry threw a jump pass for six points against the Ravens. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Oct. 2020 On their third touchdown drive, Mahomes faked a jump pass to throw off two blitzing defenders and then fired a third-down completion to his right while scrambling to his left. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, 29 Sep. 2020 This legalized Nagurski’s jump pass and made him a dual threat on offense. The Si Staff, SI.com, 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of jump pass

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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5 Oct 2021

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“Jump pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20pass. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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