outlet pass

noun

Definition of outlet pass

: a pass made in basketball by the player taking a defensive rebound to a teammate to start a fast break

Examples of outlet pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Deric initiated a 12th minute chance with an outlet pass that put Mauro Manotas on the attack with a small gang of defenders surrounding him. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Dynamo suffer shutout loss to Sounders FC," 27 July 2019 Six minutes after, Costa Rican forward Joel Campbell broke loose, propelled by a long outlet pass from near the Costa Rican area. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Gold Cup: Mexico defeats Costa Rica on penalty kicks," 30 June 2019 The 6-3, 205-pound left-handed shot showed improvement in his own end, especially at making outlet passes. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings 2017 NHL draft review: Some quality choices amid quantity," 9 June 2019 Scouting report: Smart, strong skater who can carry the puck and make a good outlet pass. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings 2018 draft review: Potential future stars among picks," 16 June 2019 The best play of the quarter for Golden State came when Curry pulled down an offensive rebound and threw a long outlet pass to Quinn Cook for a layup. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "How the Raptors Won Game 3 of the N.B.A. Finals," 5 June 2019 But Bertans then threw an outlet pass to Mills, who responded with a layup of his own with 0.2 seconds left in the quarter. Josh Dubow, The Seattle Times, "Bagley’s career-high 24 points lead Kings past Spurs 127-112," 4 Feb. 2019 Honor Roll Henri Jokiharju, 2 assists (outlet pass and diagonal pass on the power play.) Ty Kolle, 1 goal, one of Portland's best players for 49 minutes. Dylan Bumbarger, OregonLive.com, "Thunderbirds 5, Winterhawks 4 (shootout)," 5 Mar. 2018 Coach Ty Lue drew a technical in the third quarter of Game 2 for complaining about a no-call on a long outlet pass to LeBron James, who fell to the floor as he was being hounded by Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Michael Singer, USA TODAY, "Tristan Thompson walks out on postgame interview after Steph Curry question," 4 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'outlet pass.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of outlet pass

1963, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about outlet pass

Dictionary Entries near outlet pass

outler

outlet

outlet box

outlet pass

outlie

outlier

out like a light

Statistics for outlet pass

Last Updated

12 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for outlet pass

The first known use of outlet pass was in 1963

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on outlet pass

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with outlet pass

Comments on outlet pass

What made you want to look up outlet pass? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!