a sideways pass parallel to the scrimmage line but not beyond the scrimmage line.
Examples: -- up and down, but not sideways or forward and backward -- forward and backward, but not sideways or up and down -- left and right, but not forward and backward or up and down
no it was sideways
yes they can walk forward, backward and sideways,
They don't - they walk sideways !
By definition, a lateral is a pass that is thrown sideways to or behind the passer and is legal anywhere on the field, behind the line of scrimmage or beyond the line of scrimmage.
they swim all ways..their is not forward backwards or sideways....
Only the crab spider can walk backward, as well as forward and sideways.
Probably corruption of 'athwart', meaning sideways. After all, forward & backward, so why not athward?
parallel around the head