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play-action pass

[pley-ak-shuh n] /ˈpleɪˌæk ʃən/
noun, Football.
a pass play designed to deceive the defense by appearing to be a running play, in which the quarterback fakes a hand-off to a back before throwing a forward pass.
Origin of play-action pass
An Americanism dating back to 1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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