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View synonyms for foul shot

foul shot

noun

, Basketball.
  1. a throw from the foul line, given a player after a foul has been called against an opponent.
  2. a score of one point made on this throw.


foul shot

noun

  1. basketball an unimpeded shot at the basket from the free-throw line given for a technical fault (one free shot) or a foul (two free shots) Also calledfree throw


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Word History and Origins

Origin of foul shot1

First recorded in 1900–05

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