outlet pass

noun

: 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 Meanwhile, junior Seth Rosenfeld kept the Lightning out-and-running in transition with quick outlet passes. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 26 Jan. 2024 After Marcus Johansson lost the puck in the corner of Arizona’s zone, Keller raced past the Wild defense and took a perfect outlet pass from Jack McBain. John Shipley, Twin Cities, 14 Jan. 2024 Dmitry Orlov intercepted an outlet pass by Brock Faber and kicked it back into the Wild zone, setting up a quick tic-tac-toe rush that Martin Necas ended with a one-timer from the left circle at 14:02. John Shipley, Twin Cities, 22 Jan. 2024 Because for Adebayo, there is a connection with Love’s outlet passes that transcends their Miami Heat jerseys. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 3 Jan. 2024 The senior point guard then got a steal from Berry on the ensuing possession and tried to flick a quick outlet pass to Akins that got taken right back by the Wildcats. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 8 Jan. 2024 Such as when a defensive back anticipated an outlet pass and cracked Olave in the ribs the moment the ball arrived. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Oct. 2023 After Eberle opened the gates at the 2:10 mark, Alex Wennberg scored at 3:36 after a great outlet pass from Seattle’s best D-man, Vince Dunn, started the play. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 8 May 2023 After Tucker’s second straight jumper put the Gaels ahead, 59-56, with 2:20 to play, Perry got in the paint for a short jumper and then Andrew Dixon (12 points) converted a long outlet pass to give the Cougars their first lead of the second half at 60-59 with 48 seconds left. Glenn Graham, baltimoresun.com, 27 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of outlet pass was in 1963

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“Outlet pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outlet%20pass. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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