free throw lanefree throw lane
Basketball a rectangular area under each basket between the free throw line and the end line, used to line up the players during a free throw
free throw lane
The usually painted rectangular area between the foul line and the baseline on a basketball court, into which players cannot enter while a free throw is being taken.
(plural free-throw lanes)
- (basketball) The rectangular or trapezoidal area between the free-throw line and the end line.
- Players must remain outside the free-throw lane until the ball leaves the free-throw shooter's hands.