hand-off

An action taken to transfer the radar identification of one aircraft from one controller to the other if the aircraft will enter the receiving controller’s airspace. At that point, the transfer of radio control will also take place. In military terminology, the term handing over or taking over is used.

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  • hand-off — /hand awf , of /, n. 1. Football. a. an offensive play in which a player, usually a back, hands the ball to a teammate. b. the ball itself during the execution of such a transfer: He fumbled the hand off. 2. Aviation. the condition or period in… …   Universalium

  • hand-off — hand′ off or hand′off n. spo a) an offensive play in football in which a player, usu. a back, hands the ball to a teammate b) the ball itself during the execution of such a transfer • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • hand|off — «HAND F, OF», noun. 1. the handing of a football from one offensive back to another: »He fumbled the handoff from the quarterback. 2. the condition or period in which control of an aircraft is transferred from one airport s control tower to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand off — transitive verb 1. : to hand (the ball) to a nearby teammate during a football play 2. : to force (a tackler) away with the open palm of the hand while carrying the ball especially in rugby * * * hand off [phrasal verb] hand (something) off or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand-off — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: hand off 1. : a football play in which the ball is handed by one player to another nearby scored on a hand off also : a ball that is transferred in this manner take a …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand off — verb Date: 1949 transitive verb to hand (a football) to a nearby teammate on a play intransitive verb to hand off a football • handoff noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hand·off — /ˈhændˌɑːf/ noun, pl offs [count] American football : an act of handing the ball to another player He fumbled the ball while attempting a handoff. see also hand off at ↑hand, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand off — verb To pass or transfer something to someone. Before we hand off the project to him, lets make sure to write some instructions …   Wiktionary

  • hand off — {v.} To hand the football to another back. * /The quarterback faked to the fullback and handed off to the halfback./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand off — {v.} To hand the football to another back. * /The quarterback faked to the fullback and handed off to the halfback./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hand\ off — v To hand the football to another back. The quarterback faked to the fullback and handed off to the halfback …   Словарь американских идиом


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