[ tap-in ]
/ ˈtæpˌɪn /
a field goal made by striking a ball in the air into the basket, usually from close range.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called tip-in.
Origin of tap-in
Noun use of verb phrase tap in
Words nearby tap-in
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British Dictionary definitions for tap-in
soccer a goal scored without great effort by simply knocking the ball into the goal from close range
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