spread formation


: an offensive football formation in which the pass receivers are spread out across the field

Examples of spread formation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to more spread formations and an up-tempo pace, the Ravens have emphasized getting the ball out of Jackson’s hands quicker and into those of the playmakers around him. Brian Wacker, Baltimore Sun, 10 Jan. 2024 Scouting report: The Cavers operate out of the spread formation and Kotcher-Smith is the ideal trigger man, blessed with a big arm and quick feet to dart off and run. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2023 Wilburn credits his line for giving him time to pass and holes to run quarterback draws out of St Mark’s primarily spread formation, led by center Stice Neuhoff. Rick Kretzschmar, Dallas News, 28 Sep. 2022 Witten said injuries from the Prestonwood game have led his team to pass more from its spread formation. Rick Kretzschmar, Dallas News, 6 Oct. 2022 See all Example Sentences for spread formation 

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spread formation was in 1909

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“Spread formation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spread%20formation. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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