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hand-off

[hand-awf, -of] /ˈhændˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
Football.
  1. an offensive play in which a player, usually a back, hands the ball to a teammate.
  2. the ball itself during the execution of such a transfer:
    He fumbled the hand-off.
2.
Aviation. the condition or period in which control or surveillance of an aircraft is transferred from one control center to another.
Also, handoff.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; noun use of verb phrase hand off
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  • Therefore, provided hand-off succeeds, the entire tracking and approach error budget is given by handoff error only.
British Dictionary definitions for hand-off

hand-off

noun
1.
the act of warding off an opposing player with the open hand
verb
2.
(transitive, adverb) to ward off (an opponent) using a hand-off
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