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Definition of "throw-in" [throw-in]

  • A play used to restart play in soccer after the ball has gone over the sideline, in which a player on the team not responsbile for putting the ball out of bounds flings the ball with both hands over the head back onto the field. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "throw-in" in a sentence
  • "Woodcock is at the heart of New Zealand's powerful scrum, while Whitelock has transformed the once maligned lineout into a formidable operation: the All Blacks have won a tournament-high 90% of their own lineouts and almost one quarter on their opponents' throw-in."
  • "There were three minutes to go until half-time and all Sevilla had won was a throw-in, but appreciative applause filled the Sánchez Pizjuán."
  • "Billups, little more than a throw-in to the trade for salary reasons, showed off his veteran savvy with 21 points and eight assists."
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