air ball

noun Basketball.

a missed shot that fails to touch the rim, net, or backboard. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for air ball

  • My agility in capturing the air-ball had made him sore, I think, though he had no reason to feel any envy on that score.

    Rebel women|Evelyn Sharp
  • The Parnass's complacency collapsed like an air-ball at a pin-prick.

    Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
  • An obsession could be pricked like an air-ball with the right weapon at the right moment.

    Far to Seek|Maud Diver