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double dribble Syllabification: dou·ble drib·ble

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of double dribble in English:


Basketball An illegal dribble that occurs when a player dribbles with both hands simultaneously or interrupts a dribble by holding the ball briefly in one or both hands.
Example sentences
  • Jones is overseeing a favorite Flint game called Kick Butt - no fouls, no out of bounds, no double dribble, no travel.
  • Explain what traveling with the ball is and what double dribble is.
  • He produced a turnover trifecta - a bad pass, a traveling call, and a double dribble - in the space of 74 seconds.


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Commit or be charged with a double dribble.
Example sentences
  • This slippery ball is in his Zen court, and if he double-dribbles, it could cost the Lakers a rifle.
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