airball

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verb, transitive + intransitive air·ball \ ˈer-ˌbȯl \
variants: or air-ball

Definition of airball

US, basketball
:to completely miss the basket, rim, and backboard with a shot :to shoot an air ball
  • Fesenko … badly airballed a free throw in the first quarter.
  • —Ross Siler

First Known Use of airball

1975


air ball

noun

Definition of air ball

US, basketball
:a shot that completely misses the basket, rim, and backboard

First Known Use of air ball

1967


AIRBALL Defined for English Language Learners

air ball

noun

Definition of air ball for English Language Learners

  • basketball : a shot that completely misses the basket


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