alley-oop

alley-oop
noun Etymology: alteration of allez-oop, cry of a circus acrobat about to leap, probably from French allez, 2d person plural imperative of aller to go + English -oop, perhaps alteration of up Date: 1967 a basketball play in which a leaping player catches a pass above the basket and immediately dunks the ball; also the usually looping pass thrown on such a play

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  • Alley oop — de Ben Wallace con asistencia de Rasheed Wallace, de los Detroit Pistons en 2005. Un alley oop en baloncesto es una jugada de ataque en la que un jugador lanza la pelota cerca de la canasta para que un compañero salte, capture el balón en el aire …   Wikipedia Español

  • alley-oop — [al΄ē o͞op′] interj. [< Fr allez (imper. of aller, to go), used as interj. of encouragement, surprise, exhortation + oop < ?] used as an exclamation accompanying the act of lifting, rising, etc. n. Basketball a high, lobbed pass to a… …   English World dictionary

  • Alley Oop — For other uses, see Alley Oop (disambiguation). Alley Oop On April 9, 1939, Alley Oop was transported from the Stone Age into the 20th century. Author(s) V.T. Hamlin …   Wikipedia

  • Alley-oop — Rasheed Wallace (#36) envoie la balle à Ben Wallace pour un alley oop lors d un match contre les Spurs en 2005. Un alley oop ou claquette est, en basket ball, une variante du slam dunk qui consiste à reprendre une passe en vol pour aller dunker,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alley oop — Slam dunk Pour les articles homonymes, voir Slam dunk (homonymie). Joueur de basket réalisant un dunk Le slam dunk, plus couramment appelé dunk …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alley oop — Rasheed Wallace (#36) von den Detroit Pistons passt den Ball zu Ben Wallace Der Alley oop ist ein Basketball Bewegungsablauf, bei dem Spieler A Spieler B den Ball zuwirft und dieser den Ball während des Sprungs in der Luft fängt und noch in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • alley oop — 1. noun A play in which one player passes the ball to another, who catches it while airborne and dunks or lays it up before landing. Shaq lobs the ball to Kobe Bryant as Kobe finishes for the alley oop. 2. interjection Used to signal the start of …   Wiktionary

  • Alley Oop — noun a) An American comic strip created in 1933 by V.T. Hamlin, currently written by Carole Bender and drawn by Jack Bender. b) The caveman main character of the Alley Oop comic strip …   Wiktionary

  • alley-oop — exclamation used to encourage or draw attention to an acrobatic feat. noun (also alley oop pass) Basketball a high pass caught by a leaping teammate who tries to dunk the ball before landing. Origin early 20th cent.: perh. from Fr. allez! go on!… …   English new terms dictionary

  • alley-oop — ˌalēˈüp, ˌaliˈyüp noun Etymology: alteration (influenced by alley (I)) of earlier allez oop, cry of a circus acrobat about to leap, probably from French allez, 2d person plural imperative of aller to go + English oop, alteration of up : a… …   Useful english dictionary

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