screen pass

noun

Definition of screen pass

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

Circa 1949

First Known Use of screen pass

circa 1949


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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