shovel pass

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of shovel pass

: a short underhand pass (as in football)

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First Known Use of shovel pass

1940


SHOVEL PASS Defined for English Language Learners

shovel pass

noun

Definition of shovel pass for English Language Learners

  • American football : a short pass made by throwing the ball underhand or with a sidearm motion


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