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free throw

noun, Basketball.
1.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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Examples for free throw
  • He split the difference, making his way to the free throw line and taking a jump shot.
  • He takes more pride in his fluid stroke from the free throw line than in his dunks.
  • Then she had to make the game-winning free throw with no one on the key.
  • If you don't want to wreck your free throw percentage and turnovers, he's not worth drafting early.
  • The proper techniques for shooting and dribbling will be taught as well as how to be successful at the free throw line.
  • And in the parking lot barely a free throw away, a couple of gang members conducted business.
  • Consists of the official placing the ball at the top of the opponent's free throw circle.
  • The ball touches or is touched by a player on the court provided the ball is to remain live if the free throw is missed.
British Dictionary definitions for free throw

free throw

noun
1.
(basketball) an unimpeded shot at the basket from the free-throw line given for a technical fault (one free shot) or a foul (two free shots)
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