in·​bounds | \ ˈin-ˈbau̇n(d)z How to pronounce inbounds (audio) \

Definition of inbounds

: involving putting a basketball in play by passing it onto the court from out of bounds

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Recent Examples on the Web Deer Park's only bucket after the score was 17-17 was a score off an inbounds play. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Deer Park loses battle for 22-6A's top spot after loss to Bruins," 20 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of inbounds

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Inbounds.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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