Definition of flea-flicker in US English:



American Football
  • A designed play in which a pass is thrown to a receiver who then laterals to a teammate.

    • ‘The team tried a flea-flicker, but that failed.’
    • ‘Morrall threw three interceptions in the first two quarters - from the Jets' six- and 15-yard lines and on the final play of the half, when he had Jimmy Orr wide open on a flea-flicker but didn't see him.’
    • ‘First, he tossed a flea-flicker to Muhammad for a 43-yard gain.’
    • ‘Using such trickery as flea-flickers, halfback-option passes, and tackle-eligible plays, the Jets have been one of the most unpredictable teams in the league, yet have remained fundamentally sound.’