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fumble

[′fəm·bəl]
(industrial engineering)
An unintentional sensory-motor error that may be unavoidable.
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I got him to count from when the kicker kicked off to when he caught the ball to take his mind off fumbling.
Hueneme (2-7, 1-3) struggled with the weather as much as with Camarillo, fumbling the slippery ball six times, losing it three times.
The Demons held the ball for nearly the entire first quarter and forced Maddox into fumbling on the Xtreme's first offensive play from scrimmage.
After a sloppy first quarter, which saw both teams fumbling twice, Geiger got the Hunters on the board with an 8-yard run.
Pola, a former USC player, remembers watching Marcus Allen work out on the school's track in an effort to avoid fumbling.
We insist on turning the ball over by fumbling and throwing interceptions.
He admitted fumbling on purpose during the 1994 game against Iowa so his team would not cover the point spread and he would win a $400 bet.