airball

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • 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.

Noun[edit]

airball (plural airballs)

  1. (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.

Verb[edit]

airball (third-person singular simple present airballs, present participle airballing, simple past and past participle airballed)

  1. (basketball) To throw an airball

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