Definition of free throw in English:

free throw

Translate free throw into Spanish


  • An unimpeded attempt at a basket (worth one point) awarded to a player following a foul or other infringement.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘The clock will not stop on fouls and free throws during this time.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, Ben Wallace missed two free throws after drawing a foul driving the baseline.’
    • ‘Great players are supposed to shoot anywhere between six to nine free throws per game on average.’


free throw

/ˈfrē ˌTHrō/ /ˈfri ˌθroʊ/