foul shot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foul shot an unhindered basketball shot from the foul line; given to penalize the other team for committing a foul
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Usage

In literature:

Like a shot it skipped over the grass out along the foul-line into right field.
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
It was at the commencement of this terrific scene that I shot the foul-mouthed singer.
"Queen Sheba's Ring" by H. Rider Haggard
There was one hazard beside which foul air and stray shots were negligible, a siege within this siege.
"Kincaid's Battery" by George W. Cable
It's odd a shot has never come foul of it yet.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
Locasto's face grew fiendish in its sinister wrath; he shot forth a foul imprecation, and once more he hurled himself resistlessly on his foe.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
The shot that has laid low Brother Hart was a foul one.
"Santa Fé's Partner" by Thomas A. Janvier
Mr. McGowan tried to stop him by calling time, but with a foul oath he shot a stiff arm into the minister's abdomen.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
A goal shot from the field counts one point, a goal from a foul 1/2 point.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 5" by Various
Quick as a flash, the door was slammed shut and bolted just as a second shot fell foul of it.
"Langford of the Three Bars" by Kate Boyles
Several hundred rounds may be fired without causing more fouling than is apparent after the first few shots.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright
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In news:

Foul Shot Click to enlarge.
New York Knicks' Camby gestures while waiting for foul shot by Dallas Mavericks during their NBA basketball game in New York ( ADAM HUNGER, REUTERS / November 10, 2012 ).
(Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News) Hutchinson Community College's Alex Davis (5) is fouled on his shot by Johnson County's Pat Jones (24) during the first half of their game Saturday.
He made a pair of 3-pointers and converted a technical foul shot.
COLUMBUS — A last-second shot and a no foul call in overtime.
The Bucks' Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (left) is fouled as he goes up for a shot against the Timberwolves' Michael Beasley.
Stingy defense, foul shots in fourth propel Hawks Originally published December 06, 2012.
Unfortunately one sports reporter didn't have quite the luck the Giants did when he took a foul ball to the leg in between camera shots.
Pittsburg State sophomore forward Lizzy Jeronimus makes a shot and draws a foul on an Evangel defender for a chance at an old-fashioned 3-point play.
Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger was flagged for a personal foul that gave the Browns a second shot to tie the game.
Marquette (2-1) made 12 of 18 foul shots.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) finishes his shot after being fouled by New Orleans Hornets guard Austin Rivers in the fourth quarter of.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) finishes his shot after being fouled by New Orleans Hornets guard Austin Rivers in the fourth quarter of.
NorthWood shot just 38 percent from the field and dealt with senior Taylor Olson's foul trouble, but overcame both for a 57-49 win over Bremen Thursday night.
PITTSBURGH — Late in Mon­day's game against Robert Mor­ris, Bowl­ing Green missed four foul shots in the span of a minute.
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