screen pass
noun Date: circa 1949 a forward pass in football to a receiver at or behind the line of scrimmage who is protected by a screen of blockers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • screen pass — ☆ screen pass n. Football a pass thrown to a receiver who is near or behind the line of scrimmage and is protected by a screen of blockers …   English World dictionary

  • screen pass — screen′ pass n. spo football a pass thrown to a receiver who is directly in back of a wall of blockers and who is behind or not far beyond the line of scrimmage • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Screen pass — A screen pass is a type of play in American football. During a screen pass, many things are going on at the same time in order to fool the defense into thinking a long pass is being thrown, when in fact the pass is merely a short one, just beyond …   Wikipedia

  • screen pass — noun a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑forward pass, ↑aerial * * * noun : a forward pass play in football in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • screen pass — Football. a pass thrown to a receiver who is directly in back of a wall of blockers and who is behind or not far beyond the line of scrimmage. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • screen — [skrēn] n. [ME skrene, sieve, curtain < OFr escren < Gmc, as in OHG scerm (Ger shirm), guard, protection, screen < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > SHEAR, SCORE] 1. a) a light, movable, covered frame or series of frames hinged together,… …   English World dictionary

  • screen — I. noun Etymology: Middle English screne, from Anglo French escren, from Middle Dutch scherm; akin to Old High German skirm shield; probably akin to Sanskrit carman skin, kṛnāti he injures more at shear Date: 14th century 1. a protective or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pass — See: BRING TO PASS, COME TO PASS, FORWARD PASS, JUMP PASS, SCREEN PASS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass — See: BRING TO PASS, COME TO PASS, FORWARD PASS, JUMP PASS, SCREEN PASS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pass — See: bring to pass, come to pass, forward pass, jump pass, screen pass …   Словарь американских идиом

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