The ball carrier loses the control of the ball and either team can take the possession of it: the defense can gain the offensive turn immediately in this way. Rähmäys, pallon pudotus (Pinomaa)
(sports) dropping the ball
drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder; "fumble a grounder"
a live ball that can be recovered by either team except during a punt
a loss of player possession other than handing, passing, or kicking the ball
Too many of these and a player will lose his job. A fumble is when the ball carrier loses possession of the football. Any player on both teams can recover a fumble
An offensive player drops and losses possession of the ball during a play
When the offensive player drops the ball during a play. Either team may attempt to recover it.
A ball that is dropped while in play.
a ball that is dropped or mishandled (technically a muff is a loose ball).
The loss of possession of the ball.
a ball that a player accidentally lost possession of; in Canadian football the term includes muffs.
when a ball carrier loses possession by dropping the ball or having it knocked away before a play ends; the first player to regain possession of the loose ball is said to make the recovery, and his team becomes the offense.
if a player drops the ball while carrying it, and it stays in play. In can still be collected by a player from either side
If a player has control of the ball and loses it before his knees hit the ground, the player is said to fumble and the ball can be claimed by any player on the field as long as it is in play.
when a player running with the ball drops it
Term used to describe an offensive player who drops or loses possession of the ball during the course of a play. When a ball is fumbled, either team can attempt to recover the loose ball.
the ball carrier drops the ball while in their possession. Fumbles become dead balls and can not be advanced by the recovering team
When a player drops a ball while it is in play. This is a major error.
Not to be confused with a muff. A fumble is the drop of a ball that a carrier had under their control.
A fumble in American and Canadian football occurs when an offensive player such as the quarterback or a running back drops the ball while it is still in play. A fumble may also be forced by a defensive player who either grabs or punches the ball or butts the ball with his helmet (a move called "tackling the ball"). A fumbled ball may be recovered and advanced by either team (except at the end of the game, when the original fumbler is the only offensive player permitted to touch the ball, and even he may not advance it).