Definition of at the buzzer in English:

at the buzzer


North American
  • At the end of a game or period of play.

    • ‘As Jason put in the three pointer at the buzzer, he won the game for his team, and his wife.’
    • ‘The buzzer was getting ready to go off, signaling the beginning of the third quarter.’
    • ‘The game was in doubt until a three-point attempt, that would have sent the game into overtime, was missed at the buzzer.’
    • ‘A moment later, the buzzer went off, signalling the end of the game, and a win for my team.’
    • ‘Or do you risk your opponent heaving a long pass from the baseline after a made free throw and making a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer?’
    • ‘The loud blare of the buzzer, signalling the end of the game, cut through the gymnasium.’
    • ‘The team, which kept the ball because of the intentional foul, then missed a shot at the buzzer and St. V. won in overtime.’
    • ‘It's going to be like a high school basketball game that is decided by the final shot at the buzzer.’
    • ‘But what happens if there's a 3-pointer at the buzzer and replays show the shooter had his foot on the line?’
    • ‘And they've lost some heartbreakers, including games to Seattle and Dallas on shots at the buzzer.’