three-point line


three–point line

noun

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

Full Definition of THREE-POINT LINE

:  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

First Known Use of THREE-POINT LINE

1977

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