verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- an offensive play in which the ball-carrier runs toward the line of scrimmage at an angle.
- Also called slant-in. a pass pattern in which a receiver cuts diagonally across the middle of the field.
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usage note for slant
OTHER WORDS FROM slantslant·ing·ly, slantly, adverbun·slant·ed, adjectiveun·slant·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for slant
On the Browns’ third play, Mayfield rifled a slant to Jarvis Landry, who sprinted past a passel of defensive backs until he dived into the end zone.Browns shake off their history, secure first playoff win since 1995|Adam Kilgore, Des Bieler|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Other scenarios just didn’t arrange this group of KBOs in the right place with the right slant.Neptune’s bumpy childhood could reveal our solar system’s missing planets|Charlie Wood|January 8, 2021|Popular Science
It just gave me a whole new slant on how to approach these stories.He’s reported on music’s legends. Now Peter Guralnick is letting himself slip into the story.|Geoff Edgers|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Then Uiagalelei brought his Hercules arm to the overtime as well, zooming one to a slanting Cornell Powell, a Clemson senior receiver having a heyday after several years of spot duty.Notre Dame knocks off top-ranked Clemson in a double-overtime thriller in South Bend|Chuck Culpepper|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
Yet throughout the offseason, NFL analysts have debated whether Thomas’s production is best explained by his skill and talent, or if instead he’s merely a good receiver who runs a lot of slants and benefits from being in an elite offense.Our New Metric Shows How Good NFL Receivers Are At Creating Separation|Josh Hermsmeyer|August 10, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The silverback pushes past the teen, rolling him down a slanting hill.Can Gorillas Save the Democratic Republic of the Congo?|Nina Strochlic|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The news is slanting in different directions,” Tom complains as he and Vickie hunker down in a bar.No Fireworks on Al Jazeera America’s Plodding Debut|Lloyd Grove|August 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What stands out is a positive willpower and drive seen in the strong, upward-slanting ‘t’ bars (as in “pattern”).For Presidential Hopefuls, the Handwriting Says It All|Sheila Kurtz|January 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At another, slanting morning light indicates an a.m. moment.
Hilda took the letter with apprehension, as she recognized the down-slanting calligraphy of Sarah Gailey.
With a characteristic peculiar slanting motion Edwin nodded.
Then came the end: the Titanic, with a low long slanting dive went down and with her Thomas Andrews.
Unfortunately a slanting groove has been cut through the upper mouldings of it.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey|Thomas Perkins
Holding it with the light slanting over it, he peered inside, but found no inscription.The Fifth String |John Philip Sousa