fadeaway (plural fadeaways)
- An instance of fading away, of diminishing in proximity or intensity.
- (basketball) a jump shot made while jumping backwards, away from the basket. The goal is to create space between the shooter and the defender, making it much harder to block.
2009 February 3, Howard Beck, “Bryant Puts on a Show, Setting Garden Records”, New York Times:
- He taunted the Knicks instead with hanging jumpers, impossible fadeaways and layups in traffic.