Definition of handoff in English:

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handoff

Pronunciation: /ˈhandôf/

noun

American Football
An exchange made by handing the ball to a teammate.
Example sentences
  • Richie Anderson drops the ball on a handoff one play after Woodson gets away with another pass interference call.
  • What do you call a guy with lightning quickness who catches passes, takes handoffs, throws the ball, returns punts and is more elusive than Barry Sanders?
  • The cold would help the defense on Jones' next carry, as the back lost the football on the handoff from quarterback Chad Hutchinson.

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Syllabification: hand·off

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