spot pass


: a pass (as in football or basketball) made to a predetermined spot on the field or court rather than directly to a player

Examples of spot pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Several have been spotted passing the time playing with fidget spinners while Democratic House managers gave their opening statements. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, 24 Jan. 2020 But two fledglings from Green Bay, Wisconsin, were recently spotted passing through Rainbow Beach. Morgan Greene,, 29 Aug. 2019 More Chinese submarines have been spotted passing through the Malacca Straits and past the Andamans into the Indian Ocean, troubling India’s navy, which has relatively meager tools to track submarines. Alastair Gale, WSJ, 23 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spot pass was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Spot pass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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