Entry from US English dictionary
A pass thrown from behind the line of scrimmage in a forward direction, toward the opponent’s goal.
- 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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