dunk shot


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dunk shot

n. Basketball
A shot made by jumping and slamming the ball down through the basket.

dunk′ shot`


n.
a basketball shot whereby a player thrusts the ball downward through the basket.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dunk shot - a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basketdunk shot - a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
slam dunk - a forceful dunk
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