from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A shot made by jumping and slamming the ball down through the basket.

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  • noun basketball A dunk, a shot where the ball is propelled directly downward through the hoop.

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  • noun a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket


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