trap play

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trap play (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated
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Usage

In literature:

Was this a kind of trap, a play to gain his interest?
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Now it was a game, much the same as the one they had played to lead the Union troops into the cavalry trap at Anthony's Hill.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
The trap chain kinked and twisted till it gave him less than a foot of play.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
Norman put the spade where he had intended, and returning to the lawn, began playing with his trap and ball.
"Norman Vallery" by W.H.G. Kingston
Playing with her, and she deliberately walked into the trap because he was amusing!
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
One day as Seragunting was playing with the other boys, a man brought some birds which he had caught in a trap.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
The trap drummer was blind and played by guess and by gorry.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
Do you play at trap-ball, sir?
"The Bad Family and Other Stories" by Mrs. Fenwick
He had carried the skull a hundred yards from the traps and hidden it again; but there were no signs that he had stopped to play with it.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
Uhlakanyana, trapped by the cannibal, gets the cannibal's mother to play with him at boiling each other.
"Popular Tales" by Charles Perrault
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In news:

James Franco had an audience in tears playing mountain climber Aron Lee Ralston, who in 2003 was forced to amputate his lower right arm after it became trapped under a boulder in Utah.
The Criminal Mind' star plays a futuristic cop trapped in present-day Vancouver, and chasing ruthless criminals with a sidekick detective played by Victor Webster.
"Death Trap" is now playing at Cast Theatre, 1909 Ave and runs through November 18.
" Death Trap " is now playing at Cast Theatre, 1909 Ave and runs through November 18.
The state's chief executive and girlfriend Sandra Lee have settled nicely into their Westchester dream mansion — which has all the trappings he needs to blow off steam and she needs to play the perfect hostess.
He began playing the standard trap drums but in 1950 he began working in the band of Tito Puente as a bongo player.
Australian indie rock band the Temper Trap played to a nearly-full Warfield theater on Saturday night, where devoted fans screamed every word along with singer Dougy Mandagi.
Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says four men were playing golf at the Dark Horse golf course Tuesday evening and were found jumping the cart over the sand traps.
The Tigers came to Owenton Friday and for much of the night they ran the 'trap' play with running back Dylan Huff.
Perez played " Mouse Trap " a lot as a kid -- kind of.
On Friday, July 27, our host Ankur Malhotra interviewed David Furumoto, the director of the play Mouse Trap , and some cast members Erin, Patrick, and Jim.
The Mouse Trap is a murder mystery performed by the University Theater, and is playing from July 13, through July 29.
Christopher Dill and some classmates were playing in the ditch after school Wednesday, when he became trapped.
Traditional baseball trappings make for sharper play.
The last four plays at Trap Door Theatre.
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In science:

The momentum distribution of ultracold Fermi gases is an important quantity carrying a wealth of information on the role played by interactions. A simple theoretical approach for trapped systems is based on the BCS meanfield treatment introduced in Sec. V A and on the local density approximation (Viverit et al., 2004).
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
It is worth mentioning that another area where trapping horizons play an important role is in analogue models of black holes .
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
This allows us to prove weak quenched limit theorems in the subdiffusive regime where the contribution of traps plays the dominating role.
Quenched limit theorems for nearest neighbour random walks in 1D random environment
In rapidly rotating 2D harmonic traps the role of the transverse magnetic field is played by the angular velocity.
From Rotating Atomic Rings to Quantum Hall States
This observed phenomenon (although it could still be local, see Section 4.2) suggests that due to the slow-mixing properties of the exclusion dynamics, traps play a crucial role to determine the scaling limit of X .
Continuity and anomalous fluctuations in random walks in dynamic random environments: numerics, phase diagrams and conjectures
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