Definition of buzzer-beater
- A few weeks later, he had his first buzzer-beater, a game-winning shot as time expired to beat the Knicks.
- —Sam Smith, Basketball Digest, January 1994
- Washington's Loree Payne had the buzzer-beater, taking an inbound pass with 0.7 seconds left and sinking a 15-footer as the horn blared to give Washington a 67–65 victory over Old Dominion at Gainesville, Fla.
- —New York Times, 18 Mar. 2001
- a buzzer-beating shot