free throw


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free throw

n.

free throw

n
(Basketball) basketball an unimpeded shot at the basket from the free-throw line given for a technical fault (one free shot) or a foul (two free shots)

foul′ shot`


n.
a throw from the foul line given a basketball player after a foul has been called against an opponent.
[1900–05]

free throw


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Uncontested shot from behind the free throw line, as a penalty after certain fouls; scores one point.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.free throw - an unhindered basketball shot from the foul linefree throw - an unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
one-and-one - a foul shot that must be made in order to earn the right to a second foul shot
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