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hook shot

noun, Basketball.
a shot with one hand in which a player extends the shooting arm to the side and brings it back over the head toward the basket while releasing the ball.
Origin of hook shot
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • His trademark sky hook shot proved extremely difficult for defenders to block.

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