Meaning of fadeaway

fade•a•way

Pronunciation: (fād'u-wā"), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of fading away.
  2. screwball (def. 2).
  3. a slide made by a base runner to one side of the base, with one leg bent and stretched back to catch hold of the base.
  4. a jump shot made while the player is falling away from the basket.
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