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air ball

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Definition of air ball in English:

noun

Basketball
A shot which misses the basket and backboard entirely.
Example sentences
  • He hustled to the last, though, and shot an air ball, missing basket, board and all, as the horn sounded.
  • When she didn't take a shot until five minutes into the game and later shot an air ball, no one faulted her.
  • Sloppy would be the most accurate word to describe the mess of air balls, blown layups and turnovers.

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