Definition of set play in English:

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set play


(In sport) a prearranged manoeuvre carried out from a restart by the team who have the advantage.
Example sentences
  • Villanova also is placing a greater reliance on set plays instead of strictly using a motion offense.
  • I just needed to refresh my memory on the national team tactics for various set plays, corners and free-kicks.
  • He asks, ‘What is the longest time the ball has been in play without a single set play?’

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