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layup

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noun lay·up \ˈlā-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of layup

  • basketball : a shot made from a position that is very close to the basket

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of layup

  1. 1 :  the action of laying up or the condition of being laid up

  2. 2 :  a shot in basketball made from near the basket usually by playing the ball off the backboard

1925

First Known Use of layup

1925


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