jump hook


: a hook shot in which the player jumps before releasing the ball

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But Wiseman exited the game after just 105 seconds of action after taking an elbow to the face from Duren, who leapt for a rebound after Wiseman missed a jump hook. Detroit Free Press, 8 Apr. 2023 Nathan Mensah even passed up an open jump hook to pass to a teammate who wasn't looking. John Marshall, ajc, 4 Apr. 2023 After going back and watching the tape, 11 of Disu’s 14 field goals were a combination of a midrange floater, jump hook or turnaround shot. Michael Arinze, Chicago Tribune, 24 Mar. 2023 The Suns were still down nine with 5:36 left after Ayton’s jump hook of Paul’s assist, but Atlanta went on a 13-5 run to open the game back up, 112-95 with 2:34 left. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 9 Feb. 2023 The last one was a left-handed jump hook. Arkansas Online, 18 Feb. 2022 Madsen survived by grit: Setting hard screens, getting his fingernails dirty when necessary, being a great teammate and making a jump hook every now and then. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2023 Wiseman found his touch in the second half, hitting four of six shots and a jump hook that brought the Pistons within a point with 9.5 seconds left. Detroit Free Press, 24 Feb. 2023 Two minutes later, the margin was 19 after a pair of Seiko 3s and jump hook by Mensah over Mohamed Sylla, Degenhart’s raw replacement. San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jump hook was in 1982

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“Jump hook.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20hook. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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