American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Football The act or an instance of handing the ball to a teammate during a play.
- n. Sports The act or an instance of handing a baton to a teammate in a relay race.
- n. The act or an instance of passing something or the control of it from one person or agency to another: a handoff of the aircraft from one control tower to another.
- n. Alternative form of hand-off.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Football) A football play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate.
- n. (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate
“I'm not sure if the television folks picked this up or not, but all three of Harris's big runs came off of the same inside handoff from the shotgun formation.”
“We feel that zone handoff is our best play," Grobe said.”
“Knowing his kicking game has been horrendous, Carr called for a fake and Brabbs took a handoff from the holder and ran to the”
“GCA OK, well, I was the one who just took that handoff and, ah, I understand he was about seven miles when I took the handoff, is that the one?”
“Improving this handoff translates into synchronizing manufacturing execution with customer demand and improving the collaborative processes for supply chain planning and manufacturing operations, both of which were identified as the top two strategic actions by the respondents," explains Nari Viswanathan, VP / Principle Analyst,”
“When the president’s father, the first President Bush, became the Republican nominee in 1988, White House aides orchestrated a very careful handoff from the outgoing president, Ronald Reagan, to the elder Mr. Bush.”
“On his next offensive drive, Kyle once again botches a handoff, which is fumbled, though an alert Patriot dives on the ball and recovers it for a lucky first down.”
“A handoff is a dereliction of duty," he told his boss, Howell Raines, as they grappled with the fallout from Jayson Blair's fabrications.”
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