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screen pass

noun, 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.
Origin of screen pass
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Red Flight spread out but stayed in position like a football team moving into formation for a screen pass.

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