Definitions and Synonyms of fair catch | Another word for fair catch | What is fair catch?
Definition 1: (American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled - [noun denoting act]
(fair catch is a kind of ...) the act of catching an object with the hands
"Mays made the catch with his back to the plate""he made a grab for the ball before it landed""Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away""the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion"
(fair catch belongs to category ...) a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays