tip-in

noun \ ˈtip-ˌin \

Definition of tip-in

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

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TIP-IN Defined for English Language Learners

tip-in

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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