play-action pass

noun

Definition of play-action pass

:a pass play in football in which the quarterback fakes a handoff before passing the ball called also play-action

First Known Use of play-action pass

1963


PLAY-ACTION PASS Defined for English Language Learners

play-action pass

noun

Definition of play-action pass for English Language Learners

  • American football : a play in which the quarterback pretends to hand the ball to a runner before passing it to another player


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