a punt, usually on second or third down, made from an offensive formation not usually used for kicking, intended to go beyond the opposing safety men in order to prevent a possible runback.
- Quick like a bunny
adverb phrase Very quickly [1940s+ Students; possibly a reference to the rapid copulation of rabbits]
[kwik-lahym] /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/ noun 1. 1 (def 1). /ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm/ noun 1. another name for calcium oxide n. late 14c., from quick (adj.) “living” + lime (n.1). A loan-translation of Latin calx viva. So called perhaps for being unquenched, or for the vigorousness of its qualities; cf. Old English cwicfyr “sulfur.”
[kwik-lee] /ˈkwɪk li/ adverb 1. with speed; rapidly; very soon. adv. late Old English cwiculice “vigorously, keenly;” see quick (adj.) + -ly (2). Meaning “rapidly, in a short space of time” is from c.1200.
- Quick mail transfer protocol
communications (QMTP) An SMTP replacement that works better over high latency links as it doesn’t require as much interaction as SMTP. QMTP listens on port 209 and is used by qmail. (http://cr.yp.to/mail.html) (2007-05-25)