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fadeaway

noun fade·away \ ˈfād-ə-ˌwā \

Definition of fadeaway

plural fadeaways
1 a : screwball 1
b : a slide in which a base runner throws his or her body sideways to avoid the tag
c basketball : a shot made or attempted while moving away from the basket
  • Rick Fox sank a 12-foot fadeaway with 1:10 left for a 93-91 Lakers lead …
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2 : an act or instance of fading away

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First Known Use of fadeaway

1909

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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fadeaway

adjective

Definition of fadeaway

basketball
: made or attempted while moving away from the basket
  • a fadeaway jump shot

First Known Use of fadeaway

1932

in the meaning defined above

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