push shot

push shot

noun
1.
Basketball. a shot with one hand from a point relatively distant from the basket, in which a player shoots the ball from shoulder level or above.
2.
Golf. a shot, played with an iron, in which a player with the weight forward on the front foot and with the wrists firm strikes the ball a sharp, descending blow in hitting a low ball with backspin.

Origin:
1905–10

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