lateral pass
lateral lat"er*al, lateral pass lat"er*al pass`, n. (Football) 1. A short pass to a receiver who is upfield from the passer, i.e. is behind the passer relative to the direction of the passer's goal. [PJC]

2. A part or extension of something that points sideways, as a drift in a mine that goes to the side from the main one. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lateral pass — In American football, a lateral pass or lateral, officially backward pass (onside pass in Canadian football), occurs when the ball carrier throws the football to any teammate behind him or directly next to him (i.e. on or behind a line running… …   Wikipedia

  • lateral pass — noun a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer • Syn: ↑lateral • Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑passing play, ↑passing game, ↑passing * * * noun : a pass in football thrown parallel to the line of scrimmage or obliquely to the rear …   Useful english dictionary

  • lateral pass — noun a) a pass thrown laterally and that counts as a hand off b) any hand off, whether lateral or backward …   Wiktionary

  • lateral pass — lat′eral pass′ n. spo a pass in football thrown parallel to the line of scrimmage or backward from the position of the passer • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • lateral pass — Football. a short pass thrown or tossed parallel to the line of scrimmage or slightly backward from the position of the passer. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • lateral — [lat′ər əl] adj. [L lateralis < latus (gen. lateris), a side, prob. akin to latus, broad < IE * stlā to < base * stel , to spread out > Arm lain, broad] 1. of, at, from, on, or toward the side; sideways [lateral movement] 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Lateral — may refer to:*Lateral, an anatomical direction see Human anatomical terms *Lateral pass, type of pass in American and Canadian football *Lateral thinking, thinking concerned with changing concepts and perception *Lateral consonants, L like… …   Wikipedia

  • lateral — lat er*al, lateral pass lat er*al pass , n. (Football) 1. A short pass to a receiver who is upfield from the passer, i.e. is behind the passer relative to the direction of the passer s goal. [PJC] 2. A part or extension of something that points… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lateral — lat er*al, v. t. & i. (Football) To pass the footbal to a receiver who is behind the passer; to make a lateral pass; as, the ball was lateraled to the fullback, who ran it for a touchdown. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lateral — laterally, adv. /lat euhr euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the side; situated at, proceeding from, or directed to a side: a lateral view. 2. pertaining to or entailing a position, office, etc., that is different but equivalent or roughly… …   Universalium

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