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Bank shot

Basketball. a shot into the basket, made by rebounding the ball off the backboard.
Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball or object ball is banked.
Contemporary Examples

Rick Santorum aims for a bank shot: win Wisconsin and collect delegates in Maryland.
5 Things to Watch in Maryland’s Republican Primary Ben Jacobs April 2, 2012

Historical Examples

Three Negroes were unfortunately drowned, when the bank shot, as Bang called it.
Tom Cringle’s Log Michael Scott

The smoke from the bank shot up and swirled away like a long flight of swallows.
A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine


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