charity stripe

variants: less commonly

charity line

Definition of charity stripe

basketball, informal

  1. :  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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a brief usually trivial fact

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