Forward-pass meaning

A pass thrown from behind the line of scrimmage to a receiver who is closer to the opponent's end line than the passer.
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(football) A pass made from behind the line of scrimmage to a teammate in a position forward of the thrower.
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(rugby and American football) A pass in the forward direction, advancing toward the goal, generally illegal except in American football, once per play, from behind the line of scrimmage.
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