screen pass

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of screen pass

:a forward pass in football to a receiver at or behind the line of scrimmage who is protected by a screen of blockers

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First Known Use of screen pass

1920


SCREEN PASS Defined for English Language Learners

screen pass

noun

Definition of screen pass for English Language Learners

  • American football : a pass to a receiver who is behind the line of scrimmage and is protected by a line of blockers


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