To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.
To drive (an object ball) to either side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue ball or another object ball.
To strike (a ball) with the racket inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain spin on the ball.
To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball.
A slanting stroke causing the ball to spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to the ball.
The return of service and the first scoring stroke of a game. Sometimes known as a slam or a smite. Cut is also used to refer to putting back spin or slice on a shot.
To hit the ball with a short, downward slicing motion, often drawing the racket strings across it to give some sideways spin in addition to backspin.
A quick movement by an offensive player to elude an opponent or to receive the ball.
An offensive move to elude a defender or drive to the basket.
A quick change of direction by the person carrying the ball, in an attempt to avoid being tackled.
A quick lateral movement that results in a change of direction. Shoe design for sports that involve such movements (like basketball, tennis, soccer and football) need to take into account the forces generated--several times the body weight--and the frictional considerations--dependent on the surface on which the cut takes place.
when a ball carrier changes direction
A quick movement by an offensive player without the ball to gain an advantage over the defense usually directed towards the basket.
A move, made while dribbling, in which the player advancing the ball shifts direction suddenly, using a foot to redirect the ball.
A subtle adjustment made when carrying the ball. The ball carrier moves the ball in a different direction to avoid being tackled. Similar to a chop, but t he action is not as forceful. Abbreviation referring to the penalty arc. Law 1
A quick offensive move by a player trying to get free for a pass.
a type of batsman's shot played by swinging the bat in a horizontal arc to hit the ball to the point area or backward of point. The batsman used the cut to good effect. adj. (of a batsman's shot) played with a horizontal bat to the point area or backward of point. The batsman played a cut shot. v.i. to play a cut shot. The batsman cut ferociously. v.t. to hit the ball with a cut. The batsman cut the ball ferociously. sideways movement of the ball in its trajectory towards the batsman, caused by a fast bowler running his fingers down the side of the ball as he bowls it, thus giving it some spin. That ball had some cut on it. v.t. to get the ball to move sideways by the bowler running his fingers down the side of the ball as he bowls it, thus giving it some spin. The bowler got movement by cutting the ball. v.i. (of the ball) to move sideways off the pitch, often but not always due to cut(5) on the ball. That ball cut back in to the batsman.