play-action pass

[ pley-ak-shuhn ]
/ 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

Words nearby play-action pass Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020