bank shot


Definition of bank shot

1 : a shot in billiards and pool in which a player banks the cue ball or the object ball
2 : a shot in basketball played to rebound from the backboard into the basket

Examples of bank shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The most important basket Tuesday night was the first, a simple cross screen in the paint, a bounce pass into 6-10 junior Nathan Mensah, a turn and a bank shot for two points. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "3 thoughts: SDSU 74, Saint Mary’s 49 ... ‘Bus league’ memories, Gomez gets going, Mensah’s D," 23 Dec. 2020 The Wildcats went on to take a 49-46 lead when Terrell Brown hit a 12-foot bank shot with 9:54 left, but Montana’s Josh Vazquez responded with a wide-open 3 in the right corner to tie the game at 49 heading into a timeout with 9:35 remaining. Bruce Pascoe, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Wildcats basketball gets past Montana Grizzlies," 24 Dec. 2020 Forward Scottie Barnes, a five-star recruit from West Palm Beach, hit a running bank shot with 1.8 seconds for the game-winner to finish with five of his nine points in overtime. Edgar Thompson,, "Gators look to end six-game skid to rival Florida State in men’s hoops," 10 Dec. 2020 By June, food distribution from the bank shot up 569 percent year-over-year. NBC News, "This is what hunger looks like in COVID-19 America," 6 Oct. 2020 Long before Jana Van Gytenbeek hit the game-winning, floating bank shot in the waning seconds of the Class 5A championship last year, the point guard was already forecasting her basketball prowess. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "After game-winning shot in state championship last year, Cherry Creek’s Jana Van Gytenbeek is primed for more big moments," 12 Jan. 2020 The bottom line is that Trump's strategy here is quite a bank shot. Timothy B. Lee And Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Trump is desperate to punish Big Tech but has no good way to do it," 29 May 2020 Mykhailiuk scored 21 points against the Celtics, which included making a half-court bank shot at the end of the third quarter. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Svi Mykhailiuk makes Detroit Pistons the winner in last year's Lakers trade," 20 Jan. 2020 The Pistons forced a Pelicans empty possession and Rose missed a bank shot floater at the regulation buzzer. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons sit Andre Drummond in 4th, OT of 117-110 loss to Pelicans," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of bank shot

1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Jan 2021

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“Bank shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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