sky·​hook | \ ˈskī-ˌhu̇k How to pronounce skyhook (audio) \

Definition of skyhook

: a hook conceived as being suspended from the sky

Examples of skyhook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But as the league's all-time leading scorer turned over his left shoulder to deliver his famous skyhook, Laimbeer was whistled for a foul after appearing to gently bump the Lakers' center with 14 seconds remaining. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, "Isiah Thomas produced historic game. Then Detroit Pistons were robbed of first NBA title," 19 June 2020 The Bucks went to the NBA Finals and fell in seven to the Celtics, although Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook just before the buzzer in the second overtime of Game 6 sent the series back to Milwaukee for one last shot. Curt Hogg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "These are 50 of the best single seasons in Wisconsin sports history: Nos. 25-1," 9 June 2020 The fadeaway is not the ultimate weapon that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's skyhook became, but that was a function of Kareem's height and wingspan, along with his skill and grace. Bill Livingston,, "Cleveland Cavaliers 2018: On LeBron James' fadeaway, Boston Celtics' resurgence -- Bill Livingston," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of skyhook

1915, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2020

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“Skyhook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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