free throw

noun Basketball.

Origin:
1890–95

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free throw
 
n
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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Example sentences
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.
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