often attributive
: a freewheeling style of offense in football that emphasizes passing

Examples of run-and-shoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ‘91 Lions top tight end — admittedly in a run-and-shoot offense not designed for them — was Derek Tennell, with 43 yards on four catches. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2024 Under Niumatalolo, the Spartans will transition into a more pro-style offense with run-and-shoot principles. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Hawaii’s run-and-shoot offense is a bit misleading. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of run-and-shoot was in 1975

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“Run-and-shoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/run-and-shoot. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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