trap block

Also found in: Thesaurus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trap block - (American football) an illegal blocktrap block - (American football) an illegal block
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
blocking, block - the act of obstructing or deflecting someone's movements
References in periodicals archive ?
Each trap block included one of each pheromone-baited trap: a sticky trap (Pherocon[R] 1C, Trece, Inc.
The receiver performing the trap block must force the defender to work underneath and not over the top of the block.
After the Beavers closed within 29-21, Ebell - sprung by a devastating trap block by Mike Saffer on middle linebacker Richard Siegler - raced 73 yards up the middle before getting dragged down at the 1-yard line.
Moore answered with a 62-yard touchdown run, faking a handoff to Mickey Mercado, waiting for a trap block, then streaking past linebacker Andrew Gutierrez into the open field for the score.
The Z back leads through the 4 hole, and reads the trap block of the quick-side guard.