tap-in

[ tap-in ]
/ ˈtæpˌɪn /

noun Basketball.

a field goal made by striking a ball in the air into the basket, usually from close range.

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Also called tip-in.

Origin of tap-in

noun use of verb phrase tap in
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British Dictionary definitions for tap-in

tap-in

noun

soccer a goal scored without great effort by simply knocking the ball into the goal from close range
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