shoot·​around ˈshüt-ə-ˌrau̇nd How to pronounce shootaround (audio)
: a usually informal basketball practice session

Examples of shootaround in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Griner also shared hugs at the shootaround with Wings players Odyssey Sims and Kalani Brown, both former Baylor players. Stephen Hawkins, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2023 Bucks All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo returned to the court Monday morning for the Bucks’ shootaround, the latest step in his recovery from the lower-back contusion sustained in the Heat’s Game 1 victory a week ago Sunday in Milwaukee. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2023 If the Warriors do not have shootaround, Looney and Moody do it from their homes. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Apr. 2023 The Suns aren't scheduled to have a shootaround Wednesday morning. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2023 Some players rest with one day off between games; Butler spent 10 hours flying round-trip to be at Pau Gasol's Los Angeles Lakers jersey retirement one night and back in Miami for shootaround the next morning. Tim Reynolds, ajc, 28 Apr. 2023 Self went to the emergency room the night of March 8, shortly after watching the Jayhawks hold a final shootaround ahead of their Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal. Chicago Tribune, 18 Mar. 2023 Griner, as usual, wasn’t made available to the media after the morning shootaround, or before the game. Stephen Hawkins, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2023 Forward Rae Burrell, who conveniently lived in Las Vegas after being waived after training camp, saved the Sparks from potential forfeiture by signing a hardship contract after shootaround. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shootaround was in 1978

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“Shootaround.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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