Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Football The act or an instance of handing the ball to a teammate during a play.
  • noun Sports The act or an instance of handing a baton to a teammate in a relay race.
  • noun The act or an instance of passing something or the control of it from one person or agency to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Football) A football play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate.

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  • noun Alternative form of hand-off.

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  • noun (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate

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Examples

  • 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.

    QB Logan Thomas gets his moment, and delivers

  • "We feel that zone handoff is our best play," Grobe said.

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  • "We feel that zone handoff is our best play," Grobe said.

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  • Knowing his kicking game has been horrendous, Carr called for a fake and Brabbs took a handoff from the holder and ran to the

    NCAA Division I College Football - Utah vs. Michigan

  • Knowing his kicking game has been horrendous, Carr called for a fake and Brabbs took a handoff from the holder and ran to the

    NCAA Division I College Football - Utah vs. Michigan

  • 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?

    Batt, Michael L.

  • 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?

    Foster, Marvin L.

  • 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?

    Bobe, Raymond E.

  • 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?

    Barnes, Charles R.

  • 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?

    Smith, David R.

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  • See hand-ff.

    March 23, 2016

  • Preventable adverse events — injuries due to medical errors — are a major cause of death among Americans. Although some progress has been made in reducing certain types of adverse events, overall rates of errors remain extremely high. Failures of communication, including miscommunication during handoffs of patient care from one resident to another, are a leading cause of errors; such miscommunications contribute to two of every three “sentinel events,” the most serious events reported to the Joint Commission. The omission of critical information and the transfer of erroneous information during handoffs are common. As resident work hours have been reduced, handoffs between residents have increased in frequency.

    Amy J. Starmer et al.l, "Changes in Medical Errors after Implementation of a Handoff Program, New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 371, pp. 1803-12 (2014) (footnotes omitted).

    March 23, 2016