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play-action pass

[pley-ak-shuh n] /ˈpleɪˌæk ʃən/
noun, Football.
1.
a pass play designed to deceive the defense by appearing to be a running play, in which the quarterback fakes a hand-off to a back before throwing a forward pass.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism
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