hook shot

noun

Definition of hook shot

:a shot in basketball made usually while standing sideways to the basket by swinging the ball up in an arc with the far hand

First Known Use of hook shot

circa 1932


HOOK SHOT Defined for English Language Learners

hook shot

noun

Definition of hook shot for English Language Learners

  • basketball : a shot made by swinging the ball up and over your head with a long movement of your arm


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