Definition of Hook shot

1. Noun. A basketball shot made over the head with the hand that is farther from the basket.

Exact synonyms: Hook
Generic synonyms: Basketball Shot

Definition of Hook shot

1. Noun. (basketball) A shot in which the offensive player, gently throws the ball with a sweeping motion of his arm in an upward arc with a follow-through which ends over his head. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hook Shot

hook, line and sinker
hook above
hook and eye
hook in
hook line and sinker
hook of hamate bone
hook of spiral lamina
hook on
hook shot (current term)
hook shots
hook someone up
hook spanner
hook turn
hook up with
hook wrench
hookean behaviour

Literary usage of Hook shot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Basket Ball by Edwin J. Mather, Elmer Dayton Mitchell (1922)
"The hook shot is made almost in the same manner as the hook pass, except that the ball is let go differently so that it goes upward into the air instead of ..."

2. Profiting from Chaos: Using Chaos Theory for Market Timing, Stock Selection by Tonis Vaga (1994)
"Unfortunately, this will further aggravate a hook shot when it occurs. Hence, the novice will often fmd it extremely frustrating to master the game, ..."

3. The Journal of Sir Walter Scott: From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford by Walter Scott (1891)
"... handed to Hook, shot of each individual destroyer who paused to quaff it, and then, had apt, in many cases exquisitely exclaiming that he was stifled, ..."

4. A Handbook of Angling: Teaching Fly-fishing, Trolling, Bottom-fishing, and by Edward Fitzgibbon (1847)
"It is not necessary to use more than two hooks, namely, the large hook that passes through the minnow, and the lip-hook. Shot should be put on the ..."

5. Howard's Hill and Other True Stories: Small Unit Marine Action in Vietnam by DIANE Publishing Company (1990)
"yelled the other Marine, as he jerked the loose pin out and lobbed the grenade out and over the bushes around him, like taking a hook shot with a basketball ..."

6. Bobby Blake at Rockledge School; Or, Winning the Medal of Honor by Frank A. Warner (1915)
"Whatever was on his hook shot to the surface of the brown pool. Bobby went over backward on the grass. The point of his pole stood straight up, ..."

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