point-shaving


point–shav·ing

noun, often attributive \ˈpoint-ˌshā-viŋ\

Definition of POINT-SHAVING

:  an attempt (as by a member of the team favored to win) to influence the final score of a game so that the predicted winner wins by less than the point spread

First Known Use of POINT-SHAVING

1975

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