Charity line



noun

in basketball, the free-throw line; also called charity stripe
Examples

A lot of players have a dramatic way of approaching the charity line.
Word Origin

1923
Usage Note

slang

noun phrase

The free-throw line: The Hawks knew the game would be decided at the charity stripe (1930s+ Basketball)

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