Also called Hail Mary pass, Hail Mary play. a long forward pass in football, especially as a last-ditch attempt at the end of a game, where completion is considered unlikely.
(RC Church) Also called Ave Maria. a prayer to the Virgin Mary, based on the salutations of the angel Gabriel (Luke 1:28) and Elizabeth (Luke 1:42) to her
(American football, slang) a very long high pass into the end zone, made in the final seconds of a half or of a game
Done in pious hope and desperation: Staubach hurls a Hail, Mary pass into the end zone/ ”We did what could be described as the Hail Mary play,” Gen. Schwarzkopf says/ You know a Hail Mary moment when you see one: It happened at the Redskins-Cardinals game
[1980s+ Football; fr the liturgical prayer Hail, Mary, full of grace, etc]
- Hailsham of st marylebone
/ˈheɪlʃəm/ noun 1. Baron, title of Quintin (McGarel) Hogg (ˈkwɪntɪn). 1907–2001, British Conservative politician; Lord Chancellor (1970–74; 1979–87). He renounced his viscountcy in 1963 when he made an unsuccessful bid for the Conservative Party leadership; he became a life peer in 1970
[heyl-stohn] /ˈheɪlˌstoʊn/ noun 1. a pellet of hail. /ˈheɪlˌstəʊn/ noun 1. a pellet of hail n. Old English hagolstan; see hail (n.) + stone (n.).
[heyl-stawrm] /ˈheɪlˌstɔrm/ noun 1. a with . /ˈheɪlˌstɔːm/ noun 1. a storm during which hail falls n. 1690s, from hail (n.) + storm (n.).
/ˈhɑːˈɛəˈpɪn/ noun 1. a transliteration of the Chinese name for Harbin