three-pointer

noun
three-point·​er | \ ˈthrē-ˈpȯin-tər How to pronounce three-pointer (audio) \

Definition of three-pointer

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

First Known Use of three-pointer

1962, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About three-pointer

Time Traveler for three-pointer

Time Traveler

The first known use of three-pointer was in 1962

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near three-pointer

three-ply

three-pointer

three-point landing

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for three-pointer

Cite this Entry

“Three-pointer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-pointer. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!