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free throw lane

noun

Definition of free throw lane

  1. :  a 12 or 16 foot wide lane on a basketball court that extends from underneath the goal to a line 15 feet in front of the backboard and that players may not enter during a free throw



Circa 1929

First Known Use of free throw lane

circa 1929


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