Shot-clock definition

A timing device that is used in certain sports to indicate how many seconds remain for a team to take a shot before having to surrender possession of the ball.
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(basketball) A timing device that indicates the number of seconds a team has in which to attempt a shot or else lose possession of the ball.
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(basketball) A timer measuring the length of time since the last shot.
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Noun

Singular:
shot-clock
Plural:
shot clocks