Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Football designating a style of offensive play designed to gain yardage in small amounts, thereby consuming playing time and keeping the opposing team from using its offensive unit
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noun SportsThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An offensive strategy, as in football, in which a team tries to keep possession of the ball as long as possible so as to limit the opposition's chances to score.