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Definition 1: (American football) a play by the offensive team - [noun denoting act]

(football play is a kind of ...) a preset plan of action in team sports

"the coach drew up the plays for her team"

(... is a kind of football play ) a football play is changed orally after both teams have assumed their positions at the line of scrimmage

(... is a kind of football play ) (American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone

(... is a kind of football play ) (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

"the defensive line braced to stop the run" "the coach put great emphasis on running"

(... is a kind of football play ) (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate

"the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"

(... is a kind of football play ) a play in which there is a concentration of players in one location on the field of play

"they used a power play to return the kickoff"

(... is a kind of football play ) (American football) a play in which one player hands the ball to a teammate

(... is a kind of football play ) (American football) grasping an opposing player with the intention of stopping by throwing to the ground

(football play 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

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