foul shot


Examples of foul shot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wiggins nailed another from the wing, as the Warriors traded threes for Laker twos and foul shots. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 9 Apr. 2024 But Liberty made just one foul shot and gave Dublin a chance to win or tie the game. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 21 Feb. 2024 The foul shot hit off the front of the rim and came straight down, but Denver's Michael Porter Jr. and the Pacers' Aaron Nesmith made contact with the ball at the same time and Porter slapped it toward the left sideline. Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 24 Jan. 2024 But Clifford drained two foul shots with 20 seconds on the clock, setting up a chaotic full-court press and a Stevens takeaway. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 16 Jan. 2024 Julian Reese, a 58.6% free throw shooter, made both foul shots to increase Maryland's lead to five. Detroit Free Press, 12 Jan. 2024 Senior Michelle Tang, who finished the game with 12 points, went to the free throw line and sank both of her foul shots to make the score 44-40 with 15 seconds left. Nathan Canilao, The Mercury News, 10 Feb. 2024 In the second half, the Broncos went on a 10-4 run and cut the lead to six, but a steal led to a layup and a foul shot by Colorado State guard Joe Palmer. Ron Counts, Idaho Statesman, 7 Feb. 2024 On a per-minute basis, nobody gets to the line more frequently than Embiid, who’s attempting a career-high 10.7 foul shots per game. Danny Emerman, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of foul shot was in 1902

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“Foul shot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

foul shot

: a free throw in basketball
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