three–point line

noun

Definition of three–point line

  1. :  a line on a basketball court forming an arc at a set distance (such as 22 feet) from the basket beyond which a field goal counts for three points

1977

First Known Use of three–point line

1977


THREE–POINT LINE Defined for English Language Learners

three–point line

noun

Definition of three–point line for English Language Learners

  • basketball : a curved line on a basketball court that is a set distance (such as 22 feet) from the basket and beyond which successful shots count for three points

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