airball

verb, transitive + intransitive air·ball \ ˈer-ˌbȯl \
variants: or air-ball
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

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

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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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