double dribble

noun

Definition of double dribble

: an illegal action in basketball made when a player dribbles the ball with two hands simultaneously or continues to dribble after allowing the ball to come to rest in one or both hands

First Known Use of double dribble

circa 1949


DOUBLE DRIBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

double dribble

noun

Definition of double dribble for English Language Learners

  • basketball : an illegal action that happens when a player dribbles the ball with two hands at the same time or starts to dribble again after stopping


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