alley-oop

alley-oop

[al-ee-oop]
interjection
1.
(used as a shout of encouragement, exhortation, or the like, especially when coordinating efforts to lift a heavy object.)
noun
2.
Basketball. a quick-score play in which a high, arching pass is made to a teammate close to the basket, who leaps to catch the ball and in midair drops or stuffs it through the basket.
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Main Entry:  alley-oop
Part of Speech:  interj
Definition:  an exclamation of encouragement or to draw attention to a physical feat
Etymology:  Fr. aller + Br. oop
Main Entry:  alley-oop
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in basketball, a high pass caught by a jumping teammate who catches the pass above the hoop and tries to dunk the ball
Etymology:  Fr. aller + Br. oop
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