foul shot


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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Allman then got to the line with 67 seconds left, making only the second foul shot, for a 75-75 tie. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 16 July 2022 Holmgren, who played just nine minutes in a scoreless first half, picked up his fourth foul with 8 minutes 36 seconds remaining as Toney scored and made a foul shot to push the Arkansas lead to 51-46. Billy Witz, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2022 Oats got into it with the referees before the foul shot and that was it. Michael Casagrande |, al, 16 Feb. 2022 Poeltl missed his second foul shot, but the ball caromed out off the back iron. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Mar. 2022 Freshman Max Christie delivered a key rebound with 21.7 to go and hit a pair of free throws after a Brad Davison layup and missed foul shot. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 12 Mar. 2022 On Super Bowl Sunday of 1979, Mr. Gibson hit the winning basket and a foul shot to beat No. 1 Notre Dame and send Maryland fans streaming onto the court. Jeff Barker,, 11 Mar. 2022 Daylan Davis put Brantley ahead, 31-28, on a layup plus the and-1 opportunity but the Eagles closed out the frame with a 6-0 run to take a 34-31 lead following a Page 3-pointer and Solley layup and foul shot. Evan Dudley, al, 28 Feb. 2022 Another highlight in his 17-point first half on six field goal attempts was swishing a stepback 3-pointer in the final minute of the second quarter, along with the ensuing foul shot. Tom Moore, USA TODAY, 26 Feb. 2022 See More

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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 28 Sep. 2022.

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