Definition of screen pass in US English:

screen pass

noun

American Football
  • A forward pass to a player protected by a screen of blockers.

    • ‘It started with a bang - a 64-yard catch-and-run after a screen pass - but ended with him suffering a season-ending foot injury as he was tackled.’
    • ‘One play seemed to crystallize the Pats' recent struggles when an attempted screen pass went through RB Kevin Faulk's hands.’
    • ‘They threw a screen pass that looked like it would go for a touchdown.’
    • ‘He saved a touchdown on a screen pass by catching Michael Pittman almost 70 yards downfield.’
    • ‘The 49ers made big yards on a screen pass to the New Orleans' 2-yard line with 12 seconds left, but a pass interference penalty wiped out the gain.’

Pronunciation

screen pass

/skrin pæs/