throw a block

Definition of throw a block

American football

  1. :  to hit an opposing player to prevent him from making a tackle The lineman threw a block that freed his teammate to make a long run.

Word by Word Definitions

throwplay
  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

blockplay
  1. :  a compact usually solid piece of substantial material especially when worked or altered to serve a particular purpose : such as

    :  the piece of wood on which the neck of a person condemned to be beheaded is laid for execution

    :  a mold or form on which articles are shaped or displayed

  1. :  to make unsuitable for passage or progress by obstruction

    :  blockade

    :  to hinder the passage, progress, or accomplishment of by or as if by interposing an obstruction


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