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charity line

noun

in basketball, the free-throw line; also called charity stripe

Examples

A lot of players have a dramatic way of approaching the charity line.

Word Origin

1923

Usage Note

slang

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charity stripe

noun phrase

The free-throw line: The Hawks knew the game would be decided at the charity stripe (1930s+ Basketball)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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