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Topic: SPORT

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: volée 'flight', from voler 'to fly', from Latin volare

volley

1 noun
     
vol‧ley1 [countable]
1PMW a large number of bullets, rocks etc shot or thrown through the air at the same time
volley of
a volley of bullets
2 a lot of questions, insults, attacks etc that are all said or made at the same time
volley of
a volley of abuse
3DS a hit in tennis, a kick in football etc when the player hits or kicks the ball before it touches the ground
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