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forward pass

noun, Football.
1.
a pass in which the ball is thrown in the direction of advance toward the opponent's goal.
Origin of forward pass
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • If a forward-pass develops on his side his place is under the ball.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • When all was said and done, perhaps Hutch might have chosen more wisely had he risked a forward-pass on that final down.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • If you can get that left end of theirs to play wide for a forward-pass you ought to be able to get started.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Only one forward-pass was tried, and that, by the enemy, went wrong and landed the ball in Altons hands.

    Left Half Harmon Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Dannis had intercepted a forward-pass just behind his line and zigzagged to the enemys thirty-eight.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Only once did she try a forward-pass, and then it was a short one over the middle of the line that gained her eight yards.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Parkinsons line failed to give and St. Lukes tried her first forward-pass.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Then Parkinson electrified the watchers by pulling off a forward-pass, Wirt to Price, that covered nearly thirty-five yards.

    Center Rush Rowland Ralph Henry Barbour
  • A forward-pass, Trask to Scoville, added twelve, Scoville being downed where he caught.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Then came a forward-pass, and Peters spoiled it while brown-and-white banners waved.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for forward-pass

forward pass

noun
1.
(rugby) an illegal pass towards the opponent's dead-ball line Also called throw-forward
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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