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free throw

noun, Basketball.
1.
Origin of free throw
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • Judith couldn't see what had happened, but evidently there had been a foul, for Catherine had a free throw.

    Judy of York Hill Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  • Two more fouls gave each side a free throw, but nowhere near the basket came the much-abused ball.

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
  • In a free throw the guard is not allowed to interfere with the ball hitting the pin.

  • The foul allowed Jane's side gave the free throw needed and into the basket went the ball for Wellington.

    Jane Allen: Center Edith Bancroft
  • The Purple Five player missed the free throw, while the Cubs again scored.

  • In case of a foul, a 15 foot line measured from the pin in the circle is used as a free throw line.

  • Violation of a rule constitutes a foul and gives the opponents a free throw for the basket from a point fifteen feet away.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
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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