Definition of bank shot in English:

bank shot

noun

  • 1Billiards Pool
    Billiards, Snooker, and Pool a shot in which the cue or object ball is rebounded off a cushion, in order to alter its direction.

  • 2Basketball
    Basketball a shot in which the ball rebounds off the backboard.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New York Herald.