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special team

Football. a group of players fielded for kicking plays, as punts, kickoffs, and field-goal attempts.
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special-team, special-teams, adjective Unabridged
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  • He set up a special team to investigate and arrest the renegade operatives.
  • Peninsula, where a special team of people have finished reconstructing a laborer's house.
British Dictionary definitions for special team

special team

(American football) any of several predetermined permutations of the players within a team that play in situations, such as kickoffs and attempts at field goals, where the standard offensive and defensive formations are not appropriate
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