shoot·​around | \ ˈshüt-ə-ˌrau̇nd How to pronounce shootaround (audio) \

Definition of shootaround

: a usually informal basketball practice session

Examples of shootaround in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While injured, Galloway could be found in pre-game shootaround heaving up shots with just that one hand. Matt Cohen, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Jan. 2022 Suns starting forward Jae Crowder was wearing a mask at the start of a media interview following Thursday morning's shootaround before facing Oklahoma City. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 26 Dec. 2021 Casey was present at the Pistons' shootaround at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 11 a.m. Thursday. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, 17 Dec. 2021 The 21-year-old Vassell pronounced his quadriceps good to go after shootaround Thursday morning. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Dec. 2021 Coach Tyronn Lue admitted the Clippers were down during morning shootaround after hearing that Zubac wouldn’t play. David Brandt, ajc, 29 June 2021 Johnson said Murray didn’t appear sick at shootaround Sunday morning. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Dec. 2021 Center Bam Adebayo, out until at least mid-January following recent thumb surgery, joined the team ahead of Friday night’s game against the Orlando Magic, interacting with teammates at the morning shootaround. Ira Winderman,, 17 Dec. 2021 Ayton was at Friday morning's shootaround, but left early feeling sick, the Suns informed the media present at the practice facility. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 11 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of shootaround

1978, in the meaning defined above

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16 Jan 2022

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“Shootaround.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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: a usually informal basketball practice


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