Definition of free throw in English:

free throw


  • An unimpeded attempt at a goal awarded to a player following a foul or other infringement.

    • ‘The clock will not stop on fouls and free throws during this time.’
    • ‘Fouled shooters get two or three free throws and your players are eventually disqualified.’
    • ‘Teams then were also able to designate one player to shoot all free throws.’
    • ‘Great players are supposed to shoot anywhere between six to nine free throws per game on average.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Ben Wallace missed two free throws after drawing a foul driving the baseline.’


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