the perimeter

noun

basketball
: the area on a basketball court that is not close to the basket
He scored from the perimeter.

Examples of the perimeter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the parks permit that was issued for the event and obtained by The Star through an open records request, the NFL had from April 3 to the start of the draft on April 27 to set up the perimeter and the temporary structures within it. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 16 Feb. 2024 Security personnel on the ground and working in the security operations center should have a good idea of how to contact and communicate with external resources that are working the perimeter and patrolling plan. Bill Edwards, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Held said his new responsibilities include helping to run workouts for the players and pregame drills such as simulating outside shooters for close-outs on the perimeter, brandishing pads to encourage players to finish through contact, and forcing players to their left or right hands. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 12 Feb. 2024 Off the bench in spots, Payton can further seal the perimeter with his quick hands on defense. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, 10 Feb. 2024 Guards and wings fly around the perimeter of play, dribbling, passing, taking longer shots. Louisa Thomas, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Fighting raged around the perimeter of the U.N. camp, which housed 43,000 people, sometimes piercing it. Samar Abu Elouf Samar Abu Elouf, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2024 Even after the 1960s seizure, Black families continued to live around the perimeter of the college. Brandi Kellam, ProPublica, 29 Jan. 2024 Not even a minute later, Karl-Anthony Towns was switched onto White on the perimeter. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 7 Feb. 2024 See More

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“The perimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20perimeter. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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