baby hook

noun

Definition of baby hook

basketball
: a short hook shot made from close to the basket with an abbreviated motion of the shooting arm If the ball gets to her, she puts it over her head and spins for a turnaround or baby hook with either hand.— Frank Litsky, New York Times, 24 Mar. 1996

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Baby hook.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20hook. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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