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See also: air ball
- air + ball
- The first recorded use of the "airball" chant was on February 24, 1979, during a college basketball game between the Duke University Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels after the Tar Heels' Rich Yonakor took a shot which missed the rim.
airball (plural airballs)
- (basketball) A shot that misses the backboard, rim and net entirely.
- As soon as the shot left his hands, the spectators could see it was going to be an airball.
- (basketball) To throw an airball
- Charlotte Observer - 26th anniversary of the airball chant