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hook shot

n. Basketball
A shot made by arcing the far hand upward while being positioned or moving sideways to the basket.
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hook′ shot`


n.
a one-handed basketball shot made with a sweeping arc of the arm over the head.
[1940–45]
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Noun1.hook shot - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the baskethook shot - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
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Hemed scored in the 35th minute with an acrobatic hookshot - though promoted Wigan's players and boss Paul Cook were furious it was not chalked off for a push on Chey Dunkley.
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