Definition of finger roll
1 : bread shaped in long slender rolls
2 : an Italian breadstick
3 basketball : a one-handed shot made by rolling the ball off the fingertips over the rim of the basket … Payton is capable of dropping in points in bunches, especially when he uses his deceptively strong 6′4″, 180-pound frame to post up opponents and then slips deftly around them for a finger roll. — Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated, 20 Dec. 1999
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