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bank shot

noun
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.
Origin of bank shot
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • Three Negroes were unfortunately drowned, when the bank shot, as Bang called it.

    Tom Cringle's Log Michael Scott
  • The smoke from the bank shot up and swirled away like a long flight of swallows.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine

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