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push shot

Basketball. a shot with one hand from a point relatively distant from the basket, in which a player shoots the ball from shoulder level or above.
Golf. a shot, played with an iron, in which a player with the weight forward on the front foot and with the wrists firm strikes the ball a sharp, descending blow in hitting a low ball with backspin.
Origin of push shot
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • A famous professional once asked me quite simply, "How do I play my push-shot, Mr. Vaile?"

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile

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