Air Ball Definition

noun
A shot that misses the backboard, rim, and net.
American Heritage
A shot that misses the basket, basket rim, and backboard.
Webster's New World

(basketball) A thrown ball that misses the basket, and completely fails to touch the net or supporting hoop.

Wiktionary

(hence) Any ball-like object that widely misses its intended target when thrown.

Wiktionary
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