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noun Football.
  1. a pass in which the ball is thrown in the direction of advance toward the opponent's goal.
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Origin of forward pass

First recorded in 1900–05
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for forward pass

aerial, bomb, flare, pass, screen

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Historical Examples of forward pass

  • If a forward-pass develops on his side his place is under the ball.

    Quarter-Back Bates

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Dannis had intercepted a forward-pass just behind his line and zigzagged to the enemys thirty-eight.

    Center Rush Rowland

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Then Parkinson electrified the watchers by pulling off a forward-pass, Wirt to Price, that covered nearly thirty-five yards.

    Center Rush Rowland

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • Only once did she try a forward-pass, and then it was a short one over the middle of the line that gained her eight yards.

    Center Rush Rowland

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • A forward-pass, Trask to Scoville, added twelve, Scoville being downed where he caught.

    Quarter-Back Bates

    Ralph Henry Barbour


British Dictionary definitions for forward pass

forward pass

noun
  1. rugby an illegal pass towards the opponent's dead-ball lineAlso called: throw-forward
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