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Jump shot refers to shooting the basketball while jumping, as opposed to the older stay-on-the-ground shot. It was invented sometime in 1940s, perhaps by Kenny Sailors.

jumpSHOT, a tabletop basketball game with patented player figurines performing the jump shot.

Jump shot, in cue sports such as pool, is a shot in which the cue ball is made to jump intentionally to clear an obstacle.
We have seen plenty of spectacular jump shots from Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen in the NBA championship battle between the Lakers and the Celtics...
by vmor June 19, 2010
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The classic shot in basketball where you jump and shoot at the peak of your jump.
Me and John were taking some warm-up Jumpshots before the big game
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When you jump while in the process of masturbating to blow a fat load all over his roomates lofted bed.
Tony blew a wicked awesome jump shot all over Johnnys bed
by gangsta steve March 23, 2005
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When you're having sex and you cum while jumping
John and I were fucking last night and he pulled a jump shot on me it was oddly satisfying.
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