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special team

noun
  1. Football. a group of players fielded for kicking plays, as punts, kickoffs, and field-goal attempts.
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Related formsspe·cial-team, spe·cial-teams, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for special team

special team

noun
  1. American football any of several predetermined permutations of the players within a team that play in situations, such as kickoffs and attempts at field goals, where the standard offensive and defensive formations are not appropriate
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