handoff

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hand·off

 (hănd′ôf′, -ŏf′)
n.
1. Football The act or an instance of handing the ball to a teammate during a play.
2. Sports The act or an instance of handing a baton to a teammate in a relay race.
3. The act or an instance of passing something or the control of it from one person or agency to another: a handoff of the aircraft from one control tower to another.
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Noun1.handoff - (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammatehandoff - (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate
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
football play - (American football) a play by the offensive team