spot pass


Definition of 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

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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, "Senators use fidget spinners and stress balls to relieve boredom during Trump impeachment trial," 24 Jan. 2020 But two fledglings from Green Bay, Wisconsin, were recently spotted passing through Rainbow Beach. Morgan Greene,, "Plover and out: The summer stars of Montrose Beach head south for the winter," 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, "China Races Ahead in Indian Ocean While India and Japan Take Baby Steps," 23 July 2017

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First Known Use of spot pass

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Spot pass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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