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three–point line

noun

Simple Definition of three–point line

  • basketball : a curved line on a basketball court that is a set distance (such as 22 feet) from the basket and beyond which successful shots count for three points

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of three–point line

  1. :  a line on a basketball court forming an arc at a set distance (as 22 feet) from the basket beyond which a field goal counts for three points

1977

First Known Use of three–point line

1977


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