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

Examples of follow shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shooting victims were located following Shot Spotter and follow-up reports of a shooting. Pat Brennan,, "1 dead, 2 injured in Avondale shooting," 15 Mar. 2020 Cuban’s internet outburst came after the Hawks’ John Collins converted on a follow shot, which the officials credited after overturning a goaltending call. Tom Orsborn,, "Gregg Popovich questions judgment of Mark Cuban’s officiating rant," 23 Feb. 2020 The margin ballooned to 15 after 6-foot-6 Oak Ridge junior Rodrick Henry snatched an offensive rebound above the rim and dunked his follow shot for a 48-33 lead with 3:38 to go. Buddy Colings,, "Oak Ridge, West Oaks score Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Classic wins," 7 Dec. 2019 Jalen Haynes’ follow shot in the lane at the buzzer sent Dillard past Stranahan 68-66 Friday in a Broward County thriller between two programs that played in state championship games in March. Pat Lammer,, "Haynes buzzer-beater gets Dillard past Stranahan," 6 Dec. 2019 Kane connected on a follow shot in close at 17:19 after Brent Burns blasted away from the point 53 seconds into Nino Niederreiter’s trip of Hertl. Ross Mckeon,, "Evander Kane’s hat trick in first period powers Sharks’ 3rd win in row," 16 Oct. 2019 Two following shots were fired as Guttieres was running toward a Burger King, which had customers inside, and Krieger feared Guttieres may take a hostage. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Aurora officer who fired four shots at fleeing suspect cleared of criminal charges," 11 June 2019 But Russell hustled back and forced him to miss the layup and follow shot, and the Nets then scored five straight points to push it back into double digits. Brian Mahoney, The Seattle Times, "Russell has 31, Nets run past Kings for 123-94 win," 21 Jan. 2019 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

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First Known Use of follow shot

circa 1909, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Follow shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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