dunk shot

noun

: a shot in basketball made by jumping high into the air and throwing the ball down through the basket

Examples of dunk shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The event took place in Zendaya's hometown, and in a reel shared by actor Elvin Rodriguez, quite a crowd had gathered to watch her assist in a dunk shot. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 26 Aug. 2023 What bodes well for the Marvel Studios blockbuster is its slam-dunk shot in many artisan categories, including cinematography by Autumn Durald Arkapaw, who would be the first Black and Filipina woman, and third overall, recognized in the category. Clayton Davis, Variety, 3 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dunk shot was in 1935

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“Dunk shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dunk%20shot. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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dunk shot

noun
: a shot in basketball made by jumping high in the air and throwing the ball down through the basket

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