free throw
noun Date: circa 1929 an unhindered shot in basketball made from behind a set line and awarded because of a foul by an opponent

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • free throw — free′ throw′ n. Basketball. spo foul shot • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

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  • free throw — noun an unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul • Syn: ↑foul shot, ↑penalty free throw, ↑charity toss, ↑charity throw, ↑charity shot • Hypernyms: ↑basketball shot …   Useful english dictionary

  • free throw — {n.} A shot at the basket in basketball without interference from opponents. * /Mike scored the winning point on a free throw./ Compare: FIELD GOAL(2), FOUL SHOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • free throw — {n.} A shot at the basket in basketball without interference from opponents. * /Mike scored the winning point on a free throw./ Compare: FIELD GOAL(2), FOUL SHOT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • free throw — noun A shot, worth one point, taken from the free throw line and without opposition. Syn: foul shot …   Wiktionary

  • free throw — noun Free throw is used before these nouns: ↑line …   Collocations dictionary

  • free\ throw — noun A shot at the basket in basketball without interference from opponents. Mike scored the winning point on a free throw. Compare: field goal(2), foul shot …   Словарь американских идиом

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