tip–in

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noun \ˈtip-ˌin\

Definition of tip–in

  1. :  a goal (as in basketball or hockey) made by deflecting a shot into the basket or net from very close range

Origin and Etymology of tip–in

6tip


First Known Use: 1948


TIP–IN Defined for English Language Learners

tip–in

play
noun \ˈtip-ˌin\

Definition of tip–in for English Language Learners

  • sports : a goal that is scored by lightly pushing or touching a moving ball or hockey puck so that it goes into the basket or net from a short distance away


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