Meaning of fallaway in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfɔːləweɪ/


usually as modifier
  • A shot made while the shooter jumps or falls away from the basket.

    ‘Jordan hit a fallaway jumper with five minutes left’
    • ‘In Boston, Paul Pierce returned from taking a hit in the mouth in the final minute to make a 5m fallaway jump shot as time expired and give Boston a win over Portland.’
    • ‘Still, O'Neill wants to see more penetration and fewer fallaway jumpers, the shot Carter turns to when he does not want to get whacked.’
    • ‘He has to get a drop step or a fallaway jumper or just a jump shot where he can take people to the middle and spin back to his right so you can't double-team him.’
    • ‘Leslie's hook shot and Mabika's fallaway jumper extended the Sparks' lead to 61-51.’
    • ‘He nailed his first three shots, all baseline jumpers, including a 20-foot fallaway over the reach of 7-footer Brad Miller.’