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Fitionary: American Football

American Football

Published 06/02/2014 | 16:30

Armour noun, slang term for American Football pads

Blitz verb, defensive play where a team targets the quarterback with more than the usual four defensive players

Bomb noun, a long, arcing pass completion

Face mask noun, the protective cage or bars on the front of a player's helmet

Gunslinger adjective, term used to describe a quarterback with a risky, aggressive style of play

Hail Mary noun, a long desperation pass thrown late in a game, where the quarterback targets four or five receivers who have rushed to one side

Lid adjective, slang term for a helmet

Nickel back noun, an extra or fifth defensive back (named after the five-cent coin)

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