Definition of forward pass in English:

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forward pass

Entry from US English dictionary


American Football
A pass thrown from behind the line of scrimmage in a forward direction, toward the opponent’s goal.
Example sentences
  • On one occasion Lee inexplicably threw a forward pass under no pressure and was swiftly replaced, Paterson moving to full-back with Dan Parks coming on at stand-off.
  • Pressured to distraction, Hawks produced more knock-ons, forward passes, dropped passes, passes into space and aimless kicks than they did in the last two seasons combined.
  • First, get somebody behind center who can complete the forward pass with some regularity.

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Syllabification: for·ward pass

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