charity stripe

variants: or less commonly charity line

Definition of charity stripe

basketball, informal
: the line behind which a player shoots a free throw : the free throw line Miller boasts a soft shooting touch, good range, and steadiness at the charity stripe.— Mike Weber, Basketball Digest, March 1993 In the first half, the Warriors were 6 of 22 from the charity line, a percentage that could have been bettered by virtually anyone in the stands.— Tony Cooper, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Dec. 2001

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First Known Use of charity stripe

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Charity stripe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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