free throw lane

noun Basketball.
the rectangular area, 19 feet (5.7 meters) long and usually 12 or 16 feet (3.6 m or 4.8 meters) wide, extending from the end line behind each backboard to the foul line and along the sides of which players line up during a foul shot.

Origin:
1925–30

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free throw lane

noun
a lane on a basketball court extending from the end line to 15 feet in front of the backboard; players may not enter this lane during a free throw 
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During a free throw, players in the lane spaces may not enter the free throw lane until the ball hits the rim.
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