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What are your fave peculiar sports jargon terms?


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What are your favorite humorous, or peculiar sports jargon terms (explaining what

each one means), for any sports you greatly or only casually admire ?

For example, tennis has some humorously weird jargon terms like the ones listed below :

1) Tomahawk. Players like Federer and Sampras were both regular

'tomahawkers' in their early years. Rather than employing the Safin approach

of taking the offending frame and placing it over one's knee for punishment,

a tomahawker takes the frame behind his head, in a service motion and then

delivers it with supreme end over end spin into the 'back boards'.

2) Shank - Hitting the ball off the frame.

Treeing - Playing at a high level, or 'serving out of a tree'.

Moonball - High looping groundstroke.

Dipper - Passing shot, hit with excessive topspin.

Knife it - Hitting an underspin groundstroke.

Spin it in - Using topspin or sidespin, to get a ball into the court.

Cut off the angle - Stepping in to take a shot before it gets away from you

Quick hands - Having good reflexes at the net, or return of serve.

Hacker - Jargon for lower level non-professional players.

Pusher - Jargon for a player that just gets the ball back every time.

Backboard - A surface with which to practice hitting.

Canopener - A heavily sliced serve out wide.

Flat bomb - Jargon for a fast serve with little spin.

Up the T - Serving up the middle of the court.

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chucker- (not even sure if that's the correct spelling lol) one who shoots too much in basketball, especailly one who takes bad shots when passing is a better option.

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coxswain :D

ME: "So what sport are you in"

HER: <boston accent>"I'm in Rowing, I'm a coxswain"

ME: " :| :huh: uh, I've known you for 2 seconds and you want what with my ######>???! :laugh: :D "

true story

its the person that faces backwards in the boat shouting commands to the rowers...

geez she was HOT !

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And coxswain can be shortened to cox... An infamous quote, from a radio announcer: "After one of the most exciting races and finishes in recent history - Princess Margaret has now presented the trophy and the huge crowd applauds as she kisses the Cox of the winning crew". :D

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chucker- (not even sure if that's the correct spelling lol) one who shoots too much in basketball, especailly one who takes bad shots when passing is a better option.

chucker - John Starks..........haha i dont know why that stigma of him always stuck in my mind but its the only thing I'll ever always remember him for.

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"football move" - one of the most confusing and irritating words in sports history

"athletic ability" - I've never, EVER liked this term in sports

"skill position" - used in football to describe wide receivers, running backs, sometimes tight ends. Yeah, it doesn't take skill to play any other position I guess.

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