Open Dictionary
mouse here to listen, click to choose/add more
Location: USA
Source: Learn That Word
Profile URL:

Are you a native English speaker? How do you pronounce this word?

Thank you for contributing!
upload mp3 file or record now it's easy, promised!

{%type%} Definitions

WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A basketball shot made with one hand from a position under or beside the basket (and usually banked off the backboard).

Usage examples (32)
  • '' We were trying to get a layup from the out-of-bounds, '' Sprewell said of the final shot.
  • Her two free throws made it 66-62 and when she went in for a layup from the left side, Duke led 68-64 with 2: 33 left.
  • Willliams gave a rare display of emotion after missing a layup from the baseline and converting a three-point play with 2: 11 left.
  • The “recipe” for a given frame in a given size is called the layup schedule. for more
Tutoring comment

Tutoring comment not yet available...

add more
The Open Dictionary of English is a collaborative project, based on Open Source materials, LearnThat resources, and partner APIs.
We give special thanks to our LearnThat volunteers, as well as Princeton University and Wiktionary for their Open Source word data. We're also grateful for the support given by Google,,, and YouTube,,,,, as well as the generous Creative Commons community.