free throw lane

noun

Definition of free throw lane

: a 12- or 16-foot-wide lane on a basketball court that extends from underneath the goal to a line 15 feet in front of the backboard and that players may not enter during a free throw

First Known Use of free throw lane

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Free throw lane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20throw%20lane. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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