jump shot

noun Basketball.
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.


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jump shot
basketball a shot at the basket made by a player releasing the ball at the highest point of a leap

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Example sentences
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.
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