Definition of flea-flicker in English:

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American Football A designed play in which a pass is thrown to a receiver who then laterals to a teammate.
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  • Using such trickery as flea-flickers, halfback-option passes, and tackle-eligible plays, the Jets have been one of the most unpredictable teams in the league, yet have remained fundamentally sound.
  • The team tried a flea-flicker, but that failed.
  • Morrall threw three interceptions in the first two quarters - from the Jets' six- and 15-yard lines and on the final play of the half, when he had Jimmy Orr wide open on a flea-flicker but didn't see him.

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Syllabification: flea-flick·er

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