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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.
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forward pass

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


n.
a pass in football thrown from behind the line of scrimmage toward the opponent's goal.
Compare lateral pass.
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations

forward pass

n (Sport) → Vorwärtspass m
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forward pass

n (Rugby) → passaggio in avanti
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Sophomore quarterback Giuseppe Dugo ran for a pair of touchdowns in his first start and also completed the Cougars' only pass attempt of the night, a 37-yarder to Keegan O'Connor.
Jordan Phillips #97 of the Miami Dolphins blocks a pass attempt by Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP)
Westboro scored early in the second period shortly after Hart's knee touched the ground while he was attempting to field a bad snap on a fourth-down pass attempt.
The two-point conversion pass attempt failed and Leominster held a 14-12 lead early in the final quarter.
But despite steering the 49ers into first place in the NFC West division this term and leading the NFL in completion percentage and yards per pass attempt, he has been demoted after Kaepernick starred in a stand-in role against Chicago on Monday.
He completed 80 per cent of his passes against the Vikings last time and threw three touchdowns and no interceptions, averaging over 11 yards per pass attempt. And Rodgers is doing it weekin, week-out.
Bou intercepted a pass attempt by two Fire defenders attempting to clear in the Chicago end before letting go the shot from about 20 yards out past outstretched keeper Kenneth Kronholm.
His first pass attempt was intercepted by Cory Littleton at the Rams' 27-yard-line with fewer than three minutes gone by in the game.
After Giffen's field goal, Cottage Grove fended off a late march by the Indians, and safety Kory Parent batted away a Hail Mary pass attempt on the final play of the game to finish off the upset for the Lions.
It looked like the hosts might squander the opportunity after a third-down pass attempt went incomplete into the end zone, but Lewis connected on a 31-yard field goal for a 17-7 lead.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is notching a healthy 7.19 yards per pass attempt and their defence should make life extremely tough for the Bengals' rookie QB Andy Dalton.
Bishop's first NFL pass attempt was a 44-yard touchdown to Tony Simmons in the final play of the first half.