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Of or pertaining to any organized, competitive, entertaining, and skillful activity or game requiring commitment, strategy, and fair play, in which a winner can be defined by objective means within a specified set of rules.

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eligible receivers

Sports; Football

Players who may legally touch a forward pass. On the passer's team, these are: the ends, the backs, and (except in the NFL), one player in position to take a hand-to-hand snap, ...

46 defense

Sports; Football

A formation in which the defensive backs crowd the line of scrimmage, creating the appearance of 6 linebackers. The defense got its name from the "46" jersey number of Chicago ...

cut blocking

Sports; Football

A blocking technique in which offensive linemen, and sometimes other blockers, block legally below the waist (i.e., from the front of the defensive player) in an attempt to bring ...


Sports; Football

Term usually used in offensive play calling to refer to the tight end. For example, "Buffalo Right 534 Boot Y Corner" tells the Y-receiver to run a corner route.


Sports; Football

Player position on offense farthest ("deepest") back, except in kicking formations. Also often referred to as the running back, particularly in a one-back offense.

wide receiver

Sports; Football

A player position on offense. He is split wide (usually about 10 yards) from the formation and plays on the line of scrimmage as a split end or one yard off as a flanker.


Sports; Football

An infraction of the rule that requires both teams to be on their own side of the line of scrimmage before a play starts. Offside is normally called on the defensive team.