outlet pass


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 For Portland, that would mean that Lillard and Powell could immediately fly downcourt without one waiting to receive an outlet pass. oregonlive, 22 June 2021 Bailey stole an outlet pass from Rask and fed Nelson streaking to net, and Nelson beat the goalie from the right side with 7:23 left in the second for his second of the night and sixth of the playoffs. Vin A. Cherwoo, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 Rui Hachimura grabbed the rebound, delivering an outlet pass to Raul Neto. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 1 June 2021 But in the second, Kalynuk led him with an outlet pass from the defensive zone. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, 2 Apr. 2021 As Arkansas looked to push down the court a few plays later, Mitchell backpedaled, stopped and then burst out on an outlet pass, picking it off and then finishing a stutter-step layup at the other end. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, 30 Mar. 2021 Jokic’s assist numbers have swelled because of one of his trademarks, the long outlet pass, which has been likened to a pass in water polo, a game Jokic once played in his native Serbia. New York Times, 3 May 2021 Sumner got to it first, and Mitchell leapt in an attempt to deflect the ensuing outlet pass. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Apr. 2021 Josh Jackson tossed an outlet pass and hit him in stride, leading to a breakaway dunk and energetic scream by Stewart. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 12 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of outlet pass

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Outlet pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outlet%20pass. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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