screen pass


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screen pass

n. Football
A short forward pass to a receiver in the flat who is protected by a formation of blockers.

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n.
Football. a pass thrown to a receiver who is directly in back of a wall of blockers and who is behind or not far beyond the line of scrimmage.
[1950–55]

screen pass

Occurs when the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage passes the ball to a receiver behind several blockers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screen pass - a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers
aerial, forward pass - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
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