jump ball


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jump ball

n. Basketball
A method of starting play or determining possession in which an official tosses the ball up between two opposing players who jump and try to tap the ball to a teammate.

jump ball

n
(Basketball) basketball a ball thrown high by the referee between two opposing players to put it in play, as after a stoppage in which no foul or violation was committed

jump′ ball`


n.
a basketball tossed into the air above and between two opposing players by the referee in putting the ball into play.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputedjump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
basketball, basketball game, hoops - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
tap-off, tip-off - the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
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