three-pointer
noun Date: 1977 a basketball shot or field goal from beyond the three-point line

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • three-pointer — [thrē΄point′ər] n. Basketball a shot worth three points from beyond a line (three point line) that forms a semicircle around each basket …   English World dictionary

  • three-pointer — /three poyn teuhr/, n. Basketball. a field goal worth three points, made from behind a specified line (three point line). * * * …   Universalium

  • three-pointer — /three poyn teuhr/, n. Basketball. a field goal worth three points, made from behind a specified line (three point line) …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-pointer — /θri ˈpɔɪntə/ (say three poyntuh) noun 1. → three point turn. 2. Basketball a goal scored from outside the line marking the goal area …   Australian English dictionary

  • three-pointer altimeter — An altimeter in which there are three pointers. The shortest one indicates the height in ten thousands of feet or meters, the middle one in thousands, and the longest in hundreds, down to tens or twenties of feet. See sensitive altimeter …   Aviation dictionary

  • three — [thrē] adj. [ME < OE threo, thrie, akin to Ger drei < IE base * trei > L tres, Gr treis, Sans tri] totaling one more than two n. 1. the cardinal number between two and four; 3; III 2. any group of three people or things 3. something… …   English World dictionary

  • three-point line — /three poynt /. See under three pointer. * * * …   Universalium

  • Three-point field goal — A three point field goal (also known as three pointer, three point shot, trey, or simply three) is a field goal in a basketball game, made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi oval arc radiating from the basket. A successful… …   Wikipedia

  • three — noun Etymology: Middle English, from three, adjective, from Old English thrīe (masculine), thrēo (feminine & neuter); akin to Old High German drī three, Latin tres, Greek treis Date: before 12th century 1. see number table 2. the third in a set… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • three-point line — ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ noun : a line on a basketball court forming an arc at a set distance (as 22 feet) from the basket beyond which a field goal counts for three points * * * /three poynt /. See under three pointer. * * * noun [singular] basketball : a… …   Useful english dictionary

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