in·​bounds ˈin-ˈbau̇n(d)z How to pronounce inbounds (audio)
: involving putting a basketball in play by passing it onto the court from out of bounds

Examples of inbounds in a Sentence

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, 20 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inbounds was in 1968

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“Inbounds.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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