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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an offensive play in football in which a player, usu. a back, hands the ball to a teammate. the ball itself during the execution of such a transfer.
Origin of hand-off:
A pass made in a backward direction.
The transfer of the radar identification of an aircraft from one controller to another when the aircraft enters the receiving controller's airspace and radio communications with the aircraft are transferred.
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