forward pass

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forward pass

n. Football
A pass thrown from behind the line of scrimmage to a receiver who is closer to the opponent's end line than the passer.

forward pass

n
(Rugby) rugby an illegal pass towards the opponent's dead-ball line. Also called: throw-forward

for′ward pass′


n.
a pass in football thrown from behind the line of scrimmage toward the opponent's goal.
Compare lateral pass.

forward pass

1. Thrown ball from behind the line of scrimmage to any one of five possible receivers.
2. A throw toward the opponents’ goal line; an illegal move. All passes must be made laterally or backward.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forward pass - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passerforward pass - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
passing, passing game, passing play, pass - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
flare pass, flare - a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"
screen pass - a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers
Translations

forward pass

n (Sport) → Vorwärtspass m

forward pass

n (Rugby) → passaggio in avanti
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