from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports A rush by the offense, as in basketball, toward the goal in an attempt to score before the opposing defense is in place.

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  • n. An offensive play in which a team, having won possession of the ball, moves the ball downcourt as quickly as possible, attempting to get an easy shot before the defense can set up.


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