finger roll

noun

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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“Finger roll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finger%20roll. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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