three-pointer

noun

three-point·​er ˈthrē-ˈpȯin-tər How to pronounce three-pointer (audio)
: a basketball shot or field goal from beyond the three-point line

Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of three-pointer was in 1962

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“Three-pointer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-pointer. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

three-pointer

noun

: a basketball shot or field goal from beyond the three-point line
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