shot clock

noun
Updated on: 19 Apr 2018

Definition of shot clock

: a clock in basketball that displays a countdown of the time within which shooting the ball is required

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First Known Use of shot clock

1973

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  • basketball : a clock that shows how much time a player has left to shoot the ball


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