hook shot

noun
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

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

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First Known Use of hook shot

circa 1932

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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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