Definition of hook shot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    hook shot

    BrE BrE//ˈhʊk ʃɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʊk ʃɑːt//
    Cricket, Basketball
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  1. 1(in basketball) a shot in which a player throws the ball towards the basket in a wide curve, by stretching their arm out to the side and throwing over their head See related entries: Basketball
  2. 2(in cricket) a shot in which a player hits the ball to the side by swinging the bat across their chest See related entries: Cricket
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hook shot