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end around

noun, Football.
a play on offense in which an end, after running into the backfield, takes a handoff and attempts to run around the opposite end of the line.
Origin of end around
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • By the way, McPhee, you saw what I meant about that end-around play, didn't you?

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Two tries at the line netted but six yards and Compton took the pigskin on an end-around play and just made the distance.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour

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