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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
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • 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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