follow shot

noun

plural follow shots
1
sports
a
: 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
b
: a shot made immediately (as by a teammate) after recovering a missed shot
All-America forward Aliyah Boston grabbed the rebound, but her short follow shot also was off the mark—and Stanford earned its fifth appearance in a national title game. Steve Kroner
2
: a camera shot in which the camera follows the movement of the subject

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But Marcus Smart scored on a follow shot, made a jumper in transition before Brown got a steal and dunk to make it 81-72 going to the fourth. Brown kept the Nets at bay from there, repeatedly finding a 1-on-1 matchup and driving to the basket. Brian Mahoney, Hartford Courant, 23 Apr. 2022 Seconds later, Bacot tipped in a follow shot that barely crept over the rim, and that was that. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 25 Mar. 2022 When Vrankic converted a nifty follow shot with a little more than five minutes left, the Broncos had cut their deficit to 67-62. Steve Kroner, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Mar. 2022 His follow shot was wild but Arms caught it and was fouled. Jay Posner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2022 Durant missed a series of jumpers afterward, and his only basket OT was a follow shot. Brian Mahoney, courant.com, 9 Jan. 2022 But people are still talking about his spectacular follow shot at the buzzer, giving the Cougars a heart-stopping 56-54 win over Lincoln-Stockton at Venture-Stockton. Mitch Stephens, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Feb. 2022 With the Knicks leading 58-51, Robinson dunked home an offensive rebound and then scored on another follow shot. Brian Mahoney, ajc, 13 Jan. 2022 Brennan scored on a follow shot with 1:46 left to give Hillcrest a 64-61 lead after PHH Prep had scored seven straight points to come within a point. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 9 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of follow shot was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Follow shot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/follow%20shot. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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