screen pass

noun
|Updated on: 16 Jul 2018

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

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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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