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noun Basketball.
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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Also called free throw.

Origin of foul shot

First recorded in 1900–05
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foul shot

noun
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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