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fair catch Syllabification: fair catch

Definition of fair catch in English:


Football A catch of a punt in which a player raises a hand and does not advance the ball.
Example sentences
  • Not only will the receiving team have no fair catch to depend on; the kicking team may not cross the line of scrimmage until the ball is punted.
  • On Sunday, Bobby Engram made four fair catches on punts.
  • During Hall's hot streak, he had one fair catch for every 2.1 punts he returned.
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