Definition of throw a blockAmerican football
- The lineman threw a block that freed his teammate to make a long run.
: 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
: to make unsuitable for passage or progress by obstruction
: to hinder the passage, progress, or accomplishment of by or as if by interposing an obstruction
What made you want to look up throw a block? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).