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fair catch

noun, Football.
1.
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
1855-1860
1855-60
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Examples for fair catch
  • 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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