backward pass

: a pass in football thrown at right angles to the direction of play or obliquely to the rear

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • backward pass — noun A pass thrown backwards instead of forward, equivalent in the rules to a hand off …   Wiktionary

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  • Lateral pass — In American football, a lateral pass or lateral, officially backward pass (onside pass in Canadian football), occurs when the ball carrier throws the football to any teammate behind him or directly next to him (i.e. on or behind a line running… …   Wikipedia

  • Forward-backward algorithm — In computer science, the forward backward algorithm, a dynamic programming algorithm for computing the probability of a particular observation sequence, given the parameters of the model, operates in the context of hidden Markov models. Overview… …   Wikipedia

  • lateral pass — noun a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer • Syn: ↑lateral • Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑passing play, ↑passing game, ↑passing * * * noun : a pass in football thrown parallel to the line of scrimmage or obliquely to the rear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forward pass — In several forms of football a forward pass is when the ball is thrown in the direction of the opponent s end line.American and Canadian FootballIn American and Canadian football, a forward pass mdash; usually called simply a pass mdash; consists …   Wikipedia

  • To come to pass — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lateral pass — lat′eral pass′ n. spo a pass in football thrown parallel to the line of scrimmage or backward from the position of the passer • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • lateral pass — Football. a short pass thrown or tossed parallel to the line of scrimmage or slightly backward from the position of the passer. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • lateral pass — noun a) a pass thrown laterally and that counts as a hand off b) any hand off, whether lateral or backward …   Wiktionary

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