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hook shot

n. Basketball
A shot made by arcing the far hand upward while being positioned or moving sideways to the basket.

hook′ shot`


n.
a one-handed basketball shot made with a sweeping arc of the arm over the head.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hook shot - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the baskethook shot - a basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
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He's good with hook shots using either his left or right hand,' Fernandez revealed.
Meadowlark Lemon, the "clown prince" of basketball's Harlem Globetrotters, whose blend of hook shots and humour brought joy to millions of fans around the world, has died at the age of 83.
He played for the Harlem Globetrotters from the mid-50s to the late-70s, delighting fans with his blend of hook shots and slapstick humour.
The second followed a similar format with Johnson trying to drive Kyle back, but Kyle stepped off and made him miss and again countered with great backhand hook shots.
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Ponting has had his moments against the short ball in both the Test and one-day matches since being hit twice by Kemar Roach in Perth before Christmas but has continued to play his signature pull and hook shots.
After being put in to bat England threw their wickets away with a succession of loose pull and hook shots as they slumped to 68 for eight.
Both men eventually fell with mistimed hook shots but their earlier efforts had ensured that Pakistan made a solid start to the three-match series with the Proteas.
Vice-captain Strauss twice tossed away his wicket cheaply at the Gabba with pull and hook shots that would have had an Under-11 coach tearing his hair out.
Dip Donaldson opened the final quarter with a glorious jump shot before adding another trademark hook shots assisted by Pope as the Coventry side consolidated their grip to land a vital victory.
Later he was to lure Alex Kapali and Khaled Mahmud into hook shots and Khaled Mashud could not get out of the way of another fast, short delivery as he nudged it through to Read.