a shot played to one side of and beyond the reach of an opponent coming to or stationed at the net.
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Origin of passing shot
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby passing shot
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British Dictionary definitions for passing shot
tennis a winning shot hit outside an opponent's reach
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