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1. Sports The act of protecting a goal, as in hockey and other such sports.
2. Basketball An illegal play in which a player touches the ball when it is on a downward path to the basket or when it is on, above, or within the area over the opening of the rim of the basket.
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(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey US the act of defending the goal
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1. the act of defending the goal in sports.
2. (in basketball) the illegal deflecting of the ball on its downward path toward the basket or while it is on the rim.
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Illegal interference with a field goal attempt when the ball is above the basket.
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