handball

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
hand•ball /ˈhændˌbɔl/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Sport[uncountable] a game played by two or four persons who strike a ball against a wall or walls with the hand.
  2. Sport[countable] the small, hard rubber ball used in this game.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
hand•ball  (handbôl′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Sporta game, similar to squash, played by two or four persons who strike a small ball against a wall or walls with the hand.
  2. Sportthe small, hard rubber ball used in this game.
handball′er, n. 
  • late Middle English handballe. See hand, ball1 1400–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

handball /ˈhændˌbɔːl/ n
  1. a game in which two teams of seven players try to throw a ball into their opponent's goal
  2. a game in which two or four people strike a ball against a wall or walls with the hand, usually gloved
  3. the offence committed when a player other than a goalkeeper in his own penalty area touches the ball with a hand
vb
  1. to pass (the ball) with a blow of the fist



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