a play on offense in which an end, after running into the backfield, takes a handoff and attempts to run around the opposite end of the line.
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Origin of end around
First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for end around
By the way, McPhee, you saw what I meant about that end-around play, didn't you?
Two tries at the line netted but six yards and Compton took the pigskin on an end-around play and just made the distance.