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:
1935–40

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Example sentences
On a pool table, it would have been a bank shot worth applause.
The other variant is more farsighted, and something of a bank shot.
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