double dribble

noun
Updated on: 22 Mar 2018

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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First Known Use of double dribble

circa 1949


DOUBLE DRIBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

double dribble

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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