Fair-catch meaning

A catch of a kicked ball by a receiving player who has signaled the intention not to run with the ball and who may not be hit if making no attempt to advance the ball after catching it.
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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.
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(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.
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