point–shaving

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noun, often attributive point–shav·ing \ˈpoint-ˌshā-viŋ\

Definition of point–shaving

  1. :  an attempt (as by a member of the team favored to win) to influence the final score of a game so that the predicted winner wins by less than the point spread

1975

First Known Use of point–shaving

1975

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