Definition of inbounds in US English:



  • Denoting or relating to a throw which puts the ball into play from out of bounds.

    ‘an inbounds pass’
    • ‘It was the third time in 10 games that an inbounds play in the final seconds broke down.’
    • ‘On inbounds plays, fans were known to spill their drinks into players' canvas shoes.’
    • ‘Iverson caught the inbounds pass and hit a fadeway from the left side, tying the score at 96.’
    • ‘On the inbounds play, Lamond Murray gets the ball in the corner, quickly squares up, and nails a three before the buzzer goes off.’
    • ‘Anthony Mason stumbled while throwing the inbounds pass, and Miller intercepted it.’