airball

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airball

In basketball, a missed shot that does not touch any part of the basket. The shot looked on target but ended up being an airball, missing the basket by a foot. I had to laugh when Pat threw an airball right after bragging about what a good basketball player he is. We would have won the game if Jeremy had been able to make that three-pointer, but, unfortunately, he threw an airball.
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air ball

n. a basketball throw that misses everything, especially the basket. Old Fred has become a master with the air ball. The net will never get worn out.
See also: air, ball
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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