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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Chinyere Ibekwe scored their final two baskets, hitting a bank shot that caused her to throw her arms up in amazement.
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His floating bank shot made it 61-59, and after a Temple miss at the other end, Williams hit a 3-pointer to put UMass up, 62-61, with 5:51 remaining.
In only his fifth game back from a torn labrum, he connected on back to back 3-pointers and made a running bank shot to help lead a 13-4 run to end the third quarter to give the Falcons a 48-36 lead.
The only drinks you'll find at Dean's are in the pop machine, which makes the place family-friendly and which is why we saw a dad there showing his sons how to play a bank shot.
The capital's boost came as it was revealed that the number of Britons with more than pounds 18,000 in the bank shot up by a fifth in the four years to 2001.
Holy Name scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to stretch the lead to 10, but Doherty didn't quit, drawing it back to 51-47 with 1:07 remaining after a bank shot by Jones.
Lee made a short bank shot with 34 seconds left in overtime to give the Huskies a 67-66 victory and the tournament title.