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three-pointer

[three-poin-ter] /ˈθriˈpɔɪn tər/
noun
1.
Basketball. a field goal worth three points, made from behind a specified line (three-point line)
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  • In basketball a three-pointer is always worth three points.
  • He made several impressive shots, including one off the wall and an unbelievably long three-pointer.
  • If they make a three-pointer, they are much more likely to try another one than if they had missed.

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