three-point line
noun Date: 1977 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 3-point line — 3 point line, a line drawn on a basketball court beyond which a player making a field goal scores three points …   Useful english dictionary

  • shot three-point field goals — (Basketball) shot many baskets from outside the three point line …   English contemporary dictionary

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