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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
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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]
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hand-off

Method used by a player carrying the ball to push away a tackling opponent with the palm of his hand.
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Let [x.sup.k] represent the position of the kth hand-off on the tree-shaped picking system in Figure 1(b); when xk e [0, l], [x.sup.k] [member of] [l.
LLCD also demonstrated the ability to "hand-off" the laser connection from one ground station to another, just as a cellphone does a hand-off from one cell tower to another.
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A tracking data hand-off was successfully completed by the Space Tracking and Surveillance System demonstration satellite built by Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.
"But the main problem was the lack of a hand-off because it's one of the main strengths of my game and in a position like centre it's vital.
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.
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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).