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push shot

Basketball. a shot with one hand from a point relatively distant from the basket, in which a player shoots the ball from shoulder level or above.
Golf. a shot, played with an iron, in which a player with the weight forward on the front foot and with the wrists firm strikes the ball a sharp, descending blow in hitting a low ball with backspin.
Origin of push shot
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • That was surely a fluke, but how about the push shot on fifteen?

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan
  • Vardon, for playing this push shot, uses a cleek with a shorter handle and with more loft than his ordinary cleek.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • English professionals have written whole books about the push shot, but mighty few men have ever learned to play it.

    Fore! Charles Emmett Van Loan

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