ten-second rule

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ten-second rule (plural ten-second rules)

  1. Any rule that prescribes or proscribes behavior during a ten-second interval, especially:
    1. (basketball) The rule that a team must advance the ball over the center line within ten seconds of gaining possession. The 10-second interval is used in U.S. high school and college basketball; professional leagues use an 8-second limit.