a throw from the foul line, given a player after a foul has been called against an opponent.
a score of one point made on this throw.
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- foul marten,
- foul matter,
- foul one's nest,
- foul play,
- foul pole,
- foul tip,
- foul up,
Origin of foul shot
First recorded in 1900–05
Also called free throw.
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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 called: free throw
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