bank shot


bank shot
noun
a basketball shot that bounces off of the backboard before passing through the hoop
Hypernyms: ↑basketball shot

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noun
Etymology: bank (I)
1. : a shot in billiards and pool in which a player banks the cue ball or the object ball
2. : a shot in basketball played to rebound from the backboard into the basket

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1. Basketball. a shot into the basket, made by rebounding the ball off the backboard.
2. Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball or object ball is banked.
[1935-40]

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bank shot noun (basketball)
A shot that sends the ball off the backboard and into the basket
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Main Entry:bank

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bank shot,
1. a shot in billiards or pool in which the cue ball is bounced off the cushion to hit the object ball.
2. a shot in basketball in which the player tries to bounce the ball off the backboard into the basket.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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