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pick six

In American football, an interception of a pass that is then returned by the defensive player for a touchdown. "Pick" is a slang term for an interception, and a touchdown is six points. I can't believe the best quarterback in the league just threw a pick six!
See also: pick, six
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Daniel played well in his first start, completing 27 of 37 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns, though it took a pick-six by Eddie Jackson to put Chicago ahead in the fourth quarter.
"The pick-six by Josh Dornick was probably the play of the game.
We gave a pick-six so it should have been 7-0 first half.