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1. layup

noun. a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard).

Synonyms

  • basketball shot

Etymology

  • lay (English)
  • laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • up (English)
  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word layup


1. Noun, singular or mass
Aim toward the fairway for a safe layup rather than try to hit an impossible shot onto the green.

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