free throw

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of free throw

: an unhindered shot in basketball made from behind a set line and awarded because of a foul by an opponent

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First Known Use of free throw

1891


FREE THROW Defined for English Language Learners

free throw

noun

Definition of free throw for English Language Learners

  • : a basketball shot worth one point that must be made from behind a special line and that is given because of a foul by an opponent


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