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Definition of Buzzer beater

Buzzer beater Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
A shot that's made just before the buzzer sounds to signal the end of a period.
Buzzer beater Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In basketball, a buzzer beater is a shot taken just before the game clock of a period expires and the buzzer sounds but that does not go through the net until after the clock expires and the buzzer sounds. The term is normally reserved for baskets that win or tie the game, but also refers to shots that beat an end-of-quarter or halftime buzzer. If a player releases the ball, "beating" the buzzer, so that it sounds while the ball is in mid-air, the shot still counts if it goes in. Often, a buzzer-beating shot will be released from long range (even from beyond half court), making for a spectacular play if it connects.

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