hand-off

[hand-awf, -of]
noun
1.
Football.
a.
an offensive play in which a player, usually a back, hands the ball to a teammate.
b.
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; noun use of verb phrase hand off

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

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Therefore, provided hand-off succeeds, the entire tracking and approach error budget is given by handoff error only.
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