Definition of outlet pass in US English:

outlet pass


  • A quick pass from a player who has just taken a rebound to a teammate who can initiate a fast break.

    • ‘If he is being overplayed to that side to the point where a dribble will not do the job, he may pivot to the middle, still trying to make his outlet pass to the same side as the rebound came off.’
    • ‘He can get you possessions, he can prevent baskets, and he has a great outlet pass.’
    • ‘Both should be ready for a quick outlet pass if the basket is made.’
    • ‘As stated earlier, we do not jump the rebounder, nor try to pinch the outlet pass.’
    • ‘The next best place to go if the shot is missed is to the side line for an outlet pass from a teammate who gets the rebound.’