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jump shot

noun, Basketball.
1.
a shot with one or both hands in which a player leaps into the air and shoots the ball at the basket at the moment of reaching the highest point of the leap.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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Examples from the web for jump shot
  • He split the difference, making his way to the free throw line and taking a jump shot.
  • He was too short and too weak, with a mediocre jump shot.
  • Basketball players, for example, spend hours and hours working on their dribble or jump shot.
  • We felt that when she gets into the middle she has that beautiful jump shot.
  • He's also been working on that jump shot for three seasons but still struggles a lot with it.
  • Frye has an extremely fantasy-friendly fantasy game if he can ever find his jump shot.
  • He is a excellent low-post scorer, has a solid standing jump shot and is a fine rebounder.
  • And he happens to have her heartbeat and her jump shot.
British Dictionary definitions for jump shot

jump shot

noun
1.
(basketball) a shot at the basket made by a player releasing the ball at the highest point of a leap
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