special team

Football. a group of players fielded for kicking plays, as punts, kickoffs, and field-goal attempts.

special-team, special-teams, adjective
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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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Example sentences
He thinks the game will come down to a special team play.
Represent the department in meetings and training sessions dealing with its
  special team discipline.
Based on your personal health care needs, a special team of nurses and health
  care professionals will help you.
He set up a special team to investigate and arrest the renegade operatives.
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