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 Abdul-Jabbar hit a famous skyhook to beat the Celtics at the Boston Garden in double overtime of Game 6. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2021 The man who coined 'skyhook' and 'Bango' had a front-row seat to the franchise's first and only championship. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 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,, 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of skyhook

1915, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“Skyhook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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