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low post


in basketball, the area under or just to either side the basket; this offensive position


The center was instructed to play the low post.

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post being the post attached to the basket's 21st Century Lexicon
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  • She had seized hold of the long iron bar, which was fastened to a low post, and fitted into a staple on the door.

  • With Agnes it was the foot of the bed, having the low post on which to lean, while Ruth took the low rocking-chair.

    'Our guy' Mrs. E. E. Boyd

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