jump ball definition

  • noun:
    • Basketball a technique of starting play or determining possession by which the state tosses the ball up between two opposing people which jump and try to tap the ball to a teammate.
    • Metaphor for a contest too near phone.
    • (basketball) just how play starts or resumes when possession is disputed; the state tosses the basketball up between two people whom hop in an effort to touch it to a teammate

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