hand off
verb Date: 1949 transitive verb to hand (a football) to a nearby teammate on a play intransitive verb to hand off a football • handoff noun

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  • hand-off — /hand awf , of /, n. 1. Football. a. an offensive play in which a player, usually a back, hands the ball to a teammate. b. the ball itself during the execution of such a transfer: He fumbled the hand off. 2. Aviation. the condition or period in… …   Universalium

  • hand-off — hand′ off or hand′off n. spo a) an offensive play in football in which a player, usu. a back, hands the ball to a teammate b) the ball itself during the execution of such a transfer • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • hand|off — «HAND F, OF», noun. 1. the handing of a football from one offensive back to another: »He fumbled the handoff from the quarterback. 2. the condition or period in which control of an aircraft is transferred from one airport s control tower to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand off — transitive verb 1. : to hand (the ball) to a nearby teammate during a football play 2. : to force (a tackler) away with the open palm of the hand while carrying the ball especially in rugby * * * hand off [phrasal verb] hand (something) off or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: hand off 1. : a football play in which the ball is handed by one player to another nearby scored on a hand off also : a ball that is transferred in this manner take a …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand·off — /ˈhændˌɑːf/ noun, pl offs [count] American football : an act of handing the ball to another player He fumbled the ball while attempting a handoff. see also hand off at ↑hand, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand off — verb To pass or transfer something to someone. Before we hand off the project to him, lets make sure to write some instructions …   Wiktionary

  • hand off — {v.} To hand the football to another back. * /The quarterback faked to the fullback and handed off to the halfback./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand off — {v.} To hand the football to another back. * /The quarterback faked to the fullback and handed off to the halfback./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand\ off — v To hand the football to another back. The quarterback faked to the fullback and handed off to the halfback …   Словарь американских идиом

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