three-second rule

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three-second rule (plural three-second rules)

  1. Any rule that prescribes or proscribes behavior in a three-second interval, especially
    1. (basketball) A rule stating that no offensive player may remain in the free-throw lane, with or without the ball, for more than three seconds.