Definition of fallaway in English:


Line breaks: fall|away
Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːləweɪ


[usually as modifier] Basketball
  • A shot made while the shooter jumps or falls away from the basket: Jordan hit a fallaway jumper with five minutes left
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    • In Boston, Paul Pierce returned from taking a hit in the mouth in the final minute to make a 5m fallaway jump shot as time expired and give Boston a win over Portland.
    • Still, O'Neill wants to see more penetration and fewer fallaway jumpers, the shot Carter turns to when he does not want to get whacked.
    • He has to get a drop step or a fallaway jumper or just a jump shot where he can take people to the middle and spin back to his right so you can't double-team him.

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