follow shot


Definition of follow shot 

1 : a shot in billiards or pool made by striking the cue ball above its center to cause it to continue forward after striking the object ball

2 : a camera shot in which the camera follows the movement of the subject

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Dove right to stop Iniesta’s shot from the top of the area, pushing it right, then scrambled up to paw away Aspas’s follow shot with his left hand. Andrew Das, New York Times, "That Roar You Heard Was From Russia. Its Team Sent Spain Packing.," 3 July 2018 The Aldine keeper let up a rebound, then blocked Bonilla's following shot. Justin Maskulinski, Houston Chronicle, "Conroe in regional final for first time since 1997," 13 Apr. 2018 If Louis Oosthuizen had beaten Bubba Watson in the 2012 Masters playoff rather than lost, the following shot would be considered one of the all-time best in golf history. Daniel Rapaport,, "Best Masters Memories From the Past 20 Years: No. 7 - Oosthuizen's Albatross," 29 Mar. 2018 Rhode Island’s buzzer-beater follow shot for the win rolled off the rim. Dan Gelston,, "Rhode Island survives Trae Young, Oklahoma in OT," 15 Mar. 2018 Regulation ended with a follow shot by Bishop Montgomery rolling around the rim and falling out as the buzzer sounded. Eric Sondheimer,, "Sierra Canyon rallies from a 17-point deficit to beat Bishop Montgomery," 14 Mar. 2018 It was tied at 64 before Barnes scored on a follow shot to start the 14-0 spurt that included two 3-pointers and another basket by Ferrell. Brian Mahoney, star-telegram, "Barnes scores 30, Mavs hand Knicks eighth straight loss | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 13 Mar. 2018 Dwight Powell forced overtime at 100-all with a follow shot at the buzzer to match his career high with 21 points. Schuyler Dixon, star-telegram, "Westbrook scores 30 as Thunder beats Mavericks in OT | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Feb. 2018 In the second OT, Taylor's Dana Barnes scored at the 3:02 mark, and the only other scoring were two free throws by Perez with 22 seconds left prior to Adelabu's game-winning follow shot. Ted Dunnam, Houston Chronicle, "Boys' basketball: Alief Taylor upends Pearland in double-OT," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of follow shot

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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