Definition of handpass in English:

handpass

noun

  • In Australian Rules Football and Gaelic Football: an act of passing the ball by holding it in one hand and striking it with (typically the fist of) the other.

verb

  • no object In Austral. Rules Football and Gaelic Football: to pass the ball (to a teammate) by holding it in one hand and striking it with (typically the fist of) the other; to deliver a handpass. Also with object to pass (the ball) in this way.

Origin

1930s. From hand + pass<br>1930s; earliest use found in Advertiser & Register (Adelaide). From hand + pass, after handpass.

Pronunciation

handpass

/ˈhan(d)pɑːs//ˈhan(d)pas/