Definition of hospital pass noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


hospital pass

BrE BrE//ˈhɒspɪtl pɑːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːspɪtl pæs//
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(in rugby) a pass that is too far in front of a player, so that as they catch the ball they will probably be tackled by a player from the other team, and possibly hurt