Meaning of hand-off


Pronunciation: (hand'ôf", -of"), [key]
— n.
  1. He fumbled the hand-off.
    1. an offensive play in which a player, usually a back, hands the ball to a teammate.
    2. the ball itself during the execution of such a transfer:He fumbled the hand-off.
  2. the condition or period in which control or surveillance of an aircraft is transferred from one control center to another.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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