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 Dictionary entry overview: What does forward pass mean? 

  The noun FORWARD PASS has 1 sense:

1. a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer

  Familiarity information: FORWARD PASS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1forward pass [BACK TO TOP]


A pass to a receiver downfield from the passer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


aerial; forward pass

Hypernyms ("forward pass" is a kind of...):

pass; passing; passing game; passing play ((American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "forward pass"):

flare; flare pass (a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines)

screen pass (a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers)

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