noun. a basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard).
- basketball shot
- lay (English)
- laie (Middle English (1100-1500))
- up (English)
- upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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.