Entry from US English dictionary
The number of seconds during which a punted ball is in the air.
- Even with ideal hang time of 4.5 seconds or more on punts, you can't count on your gunners getting to Hall by the time the ball gets to him because the Chiefs often double-team the gunners.
- Jackie dropped back to receive a punt, but the ball had good hang time and he chose to let it bounce.
- ‘It's like skydiving,’ says David of the four seconds of hang time, ‘except without the parachute.’
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Syllabification: hang time
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