Definition of Running game
1. Noun. (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team. "The coach put great emphasis on running"
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game
Generic synonyms: Football Play
Specialized synonyms: Draw, Draw Play, End Run, Sweep, Return, Reverse, Rush, Rushing
Derivative terms: Run, Run, Run
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Literary usage of Running game
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes, Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith (1897)
"Not but that the ball is kicked in both schools, but in the running game it can be carried in the hands or arms, while in the kicking game it must be ..."
2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1890)
"away half an hour of the first three-quarters by a running game without score. Then, evidently realizing their mistake, they began to kick, and succeeded in ..."
3. The Wilderness and Its Tenants: A Series of Geographical and Other Essays by John Madden (1897)
"running game with Horses. Loading and Firing from Horseback. ... The Number of Horses Required by one Hunter for a Season's " running game" in South Africa. ..."
4. Football for Public and Player by Herbert Reed (1913)
"It may be employed to bring the team within striking distance, that the line may get in its fine work, and with the running game sweep over the remaining ..."
5. The Boy's Book of Hunting and Fishing: Practical Camping-out, Game-fishing by Warren Hastings Miller (1916)
"Take your time on running game—he can't get out of sight just yet; watch for a favorable opening through the forest and catch him there. ..."