angle shot


: a picture taken with the camera pointed at an angle from the horizontal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Vilardi scored on a sharp-angle shot with 3:18 remaining, picking up his ninth goal and second game-winner of the season. Dan Greenspan, Sun Sentinel, 5 Nov. 2022 The sophomore gathered himself in the corner and flipped up a tough-angle shot that hit nothing but net as the buzzer sounded, giving Grand Blanc a 31-15 halftime advantage. Brad Emons, Detroit Free Press, 25 Mar. 2022 Puljujarvi tucked his sharp-angle shot in under the crossbar to give Edmonton a 4-0 edge 4:15 into the second, with McDavid notching the primary assist for his ninth game with three or more points this season. Dan Greenspan, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2022 An autographed poster of the Phoenix Suns hung across the hall from a wide-angle shot of Arizona State’s Sun Devil Stadium. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2022 In the background, on the right side of the wide-angle shot, was his father. San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Feb. 2022 Kane took a pass from Dylan Strome and waited for goalie Pavel Francouz to slide out of position before lifting a sharp-angle shot over him with six minutes left. Phil Thompson,, 29 Jan. 2022 In the second period, the Canucks played keep-away until Brock Boeser deflected in Quinn Hughes’ sharp-angle shot that trickled through a sliver of daylight to Marc-André Fleury’s stick side. Phil Thompson,, 1 Feb. 2022 Thirty seconds later, junior Maggie Pierce (Melrose) snuck in an off-angle shot along the goal line, answering quickly. Cam Kerry,, 15 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angle shot was circa 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Angle shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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