Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In push-ball, the act of putting the ball into play by pushing it: analogous to the kick-off in foot-ball. The team having the push-off may either line up against the ball or, going back not more than 15 yards, make a flying rush at it.
“Why should NY get to “push-off” their dangers onto other states.”
“Lazor said he has been pleased with the physicality of the Virginia offensive line so far, as well as the push-off that the Cavaliers are getting off the line of scrimmage.”
“Groins are very tricky for pitchers, especially when it's that push-off leg," Mr. Girardi said.”
“DENVER (AP) - Brandon Marshall couldn't catch a pass or a break Sunday, his career-best 77-yard touchdown grab negated by a borderline push-off flag that fueled Miami's 26-17 win over the bedeviled Denver Broncos.”
“Bryant was called for a push-off foul, and what was left of the crowd howled at the late-game theatrics.”
“' I know my center is doing all he can to protect me, but when you get stepped on on that push-off foot, there's not much you can do.”
“' It's in a bad spot, it's my push-off leg and I'm just not able to drive the ball like I would like to, '' Moehler said.”
“The ankle then acts to restore energy during push-off, which may be the reason that ankle impairment nearly always leads to poorer walking economy.”
“And even then, we won't know how his push-off leg will respond to the rigors of pitching.”
“Though when Barbara decided to give me a 'push-off' I did struggle keeping control I have to say.”
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