bank shot


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bank shot

n.
1. A shot in billiards in which the player causes the cue ball or an object ball to rebound off a cushion.
2. A shot in basketball in which the ball glances off the backboard before reaching the basket.

bank′ shot`


n.
a shot in billiards and pool in which the cue ball or object ball is banked.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bank shot - a basketball shot that bounces off of the backboard before passing through the hoopbank shot - a basketball shot that bounces off of the backboard before passing through the hoop
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
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After catching a long lob pass, he got a short bank shot off against Philadelphia's Joel Embiid.
The protests come after Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank shot dead a Palestinian man claiming his involvement in the gunning down of a rabbi last month.
He came back moments later and dropped a short bank shot to put Cleveland up by nine.
After Mono Vampire made a late run and sliced what was once a 19-point lead down to six, 106-100 with 1:08 left, Standhardinger caught a pass from Elliott and drilled a bank shot while falling with 45 seconds remaining to put Hong Kong Eastern up, 108-100.
West Walker were pushing all the way as the game flowed from one end to the other, but it was Welbeck who tied up the game as they hit the bank shot to make it 2-2.
In December, an employee of China's central bank shot and killed two colleagues at the branch he was working at in the northeastern province of Liaoning.
His bank shot off the boards found Torrey Mitchell on a two-on-one break with Ennis, who finished the chance with a hard wrister.
HANI HAZAIMEHEarlier this week, Israeli soldiers at Allenby crossing between Jordan and occupied West Bank shot dead a Jordanian citizen, a first instance court judge, in cold blood alleging that he tried to grab a soldier's gun.
After Reshanda Gray, who led all scorers with 33 points, fouled out in overtime, Boyd broke a 96-96 tie with a running bank shot.
To determine where on the V a bank shot should hit to have the greatest chance of going in, a shooter imagines a vertical line behind the backboard.
Having never been in a pit with a flaming muskrat before, he had no idea what to do next After several more laps around the pit, the rat bounded off the bench, did a bank shot off Kenny's chest, cleared the pit wall and leapt sizzling into the water.
SOUTH Bank shot to the top of Division One with a win over Park End, who had led the league before kick-off.