quarterback sneak
noun Date: circa 1923 a usually quick run with the ball by a quarterback into the middle of the offensive line

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Quarterback sneak — A quarterback sneak is a play in American football in which the quarterback, upon taking the center snap, dives ahead while the offensive line surges forward. It is usually only used in very short yardage situations.The advantages of this play… …   Wikipedia

  • quarterback sneak — {n.} A football play in which the quarterback takes the ball from the center and dives straight ahead in an attempt to gain a very short distance. * /Johnson took the ball over on a quarterback sneak for a touchdown./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quarterback sneak — {n.} A football play in which the quarterback takes the ball from the center and dives straight ahead in an attempt to gain a very short distance. * /Johnson took the ball over on a quarterback sneak for a touchdown./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • quarterback\ sneak — noun A football play in which the quarterback takes the ball from the center and dives straight ahead in an attempt to gain a very short distance. Johnson took the ball over on a quarterback sneak for a touchdown …   Словарь американских идиом

  • quarterback sneak — quar′terback sneak′ n. spo a football play in which the quarterback charges with the ball into the offensive line • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • quarterback sneak — Football. a play in which the quarterback charges into the middle of the line, usually immediately after receiving the ball from the center. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Sneak — may refer to:*DJ Sneak, Puerto Rican DJ *Keak Da Sneak, rapper from Oakland, California *The Sneaks, band from New Zealand *Quarterback sneak, a term in American football *Sneakbox, type of small boat *Sneak magazine, British weekly magazine *The …   Wikipedia

  • Quarterback — An example of quarterback positioning in an offensive formation …   Wikipedia

  • sneak — I. verb (sneaked or snuck; sneaking) Etymology: akin to Old English snīcan to sneak along, Old Norse snīkja Date: 1594 intransitive verb 1. to go stealthily or furtively ; slink < snuck out early > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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