- a shot with one or both hands in which a player leaps into the air and shoots the ball at the basket at the moment of reaching the highest point of the leap.
Origin of jump shot
First recorded in 1905–10
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- basketball a shot at the basket made by a player releasing the ball at the highest point of a leap