double dribble


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

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After a timeout, Victor Oladipo (14 points, 10 turnovers) was called for a double dribble on a drive to the basket. Clifton Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Bogey saves the day for the Pacers," 5 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of double dribble

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of double dribble was circa 1949

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English Language Learners Definition of double dribble

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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