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air ball

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noun Basketball.
  1. a missed shot that fails to touch the rim, net, or backboard.
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Historical Examples

  • 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

  • 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