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a bank shot

Meaning 1
Banking the ball off the side of the table into the pocket for a score. Original derivation from pool where a ball is shot indirectly into the pocket by banking it into the side wall or "bank." Also, in basketball, an indirect basket, by using the backboard for the shot into the basket.
Sentence 1
Minnesota Fats sank the ball in the corner pocket, banking it off the side rail. LeBron James banked the basketball off the backboard into the net.
Meaning 2
An indirect shot by using the backboard to score two points.
Sentence 2
The effect of Trump/s tax cuts are not directly effecting the economy; indirectly it may help. (You feed the horses hay to indirectly feed the birds.)
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