fair catch

fair catch
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair kach]
    • /fɛər kætʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fair kach]
    • /fɛər kætʃ/

Definitions of fair catch words

  • noun fair catch a catch of a kicked ball in which the receiver signals that he or she will not advance the ball and therefore may not be interfered with or tackled. 1
  • noun fair catch a catch of a kicked ball made after signaling that no attempt will be made to run with the ball: opposing players are penalized if they interfere with the catcher 0
  • noun fair catch (American football) A uncontested catch on a kicking play, after the receiver waves his hand to indicate that he will not run with the ball, assuring that he will not be tackled on catching it. 0

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Origin of fair catch

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60

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Parts of speech for Fair catch


fair catch popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fair catch usage trend in Literature

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