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1. The act of returning a kickoff, punt, or intercepted forward pass.
2. The distance so covered.
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(in tennis) the areas behind the baselines of the court
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Football. a run made by a player toward the opponent's goal line after receiving a kick, intercepting a pass, or recovering a fumble.
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