fair catch

noun Football.
a catch of a kicked ball in which the receiver signals that he or she will not advance the ball and therefore may not be interfered with or tackled.

Origin:
1855–60

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fair catch

noun
(American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled 
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When compared to other lakes of similar size, this is a fair catch rate for this size category.
Granted, the finding of the material is a fair catch.
As compared to other lakes of similar size, this is a fair catch rate for this size group.
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