hand-off


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to hand-off: handover

hand-off

n
(Rugby) the act of warding off an opposing player with the open hand
vb
(Rugby) (tr, adverb) to ward off (an opponent) using a hand-off

hand′-off`

or hand′off`,



n.
a. an offensive play in football in which a player, usu. a back, hands the ball to a teammate.
b. the ball itself during the execution of such a transfer.
[1895–1900]

hand-off

Method used by a player carrying the ball to push away a tackling opponent with the palm of his hand.
References in periodicals archive ?
A tracking data hand-off was successfully completed by the Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstration satellite built by Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.
But Roberts - who is a trainee doctor in Cardiff - has admitted the problem plagued him throughout last season and while it wasn't quite a literal case of playing with one hand tied behind his back, he was without his trademark hammer-blow hand-off.
Due to the mobility of WMNs, an MC is able to move out of its current MR's coverage and associate with a new MR with the minimum hand-off time to reduce packet loss as much as possible, because packet loss can degrade the performance of current applications significantly.
The "hand-off" from one mast to the next provides an indirect signal of movement, and the rate of those hand-offs represents a speed.
The basic generic movement is simply for 01 to dribble toward either wing player (03 on the left and 02 on the right), with that player V-cutting before then scraping off o[pounds sterling] the outside shoulder of 01 to receive the basketball with 01's hand-off.
While the goals had previously addressed such "hot topics" of communication failure as abbreviation use and report of critical laboratory values, JCAHO most recently turned its attention to hand-off communication (Wilson, 2007, see page 201).
MORNING AFTER THE MIDNIGHT HAND-OFF of footy greeted by a post-dawn meeting of the minds in a clandestine bunker by a classic car storage facility for the purpose of determining which van would drive away with the coveted statue of a van?
They can be used in transparent LAN data applications to provide a flexible and cost-effective solution for the delivery and hand-off of Ethernet services.
And fortunately, ATM, because of its high speed and high reliability, is a formidable and cost-effective platform used to implement soft hand-off.
Patient hand-off management is an area hospitals are working hard to improve to ensure patient safety and reduce sentinel events," says Bob Zollars, chairman and CEO of Vocera Communications.
To execute the Boot, the QB receives the snap and reverse-pivots out of the shotgun (the same as he would on the counter-trey), except that he now fakes the hand-off to the F back for a two-count while getting depth and width away from the fake.