English version

handball

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Other sports, Sport, Football
handballhand‧ball /ˈhændbɔːl $ -bɒːl/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 [uncountable]DSO a game in which two teams try to score points by throwing or hitting a ball with their hands2 [uncountable] a game in which players hit a ball against a wall with their hand3 [countable]DS a ball that is used to play handball4 [countable, uncountable]DSF the act of touching the ball with your hands in a game of football, which is not allowed 🔊 The referee gave a free kick for handball.
Examples from the Corpus
handballThe linesman said it was for a push and handball.But today's beach games aren't quite the volleyball and handball that once kept a generation fit.The referee ignored a blatant handball and several other offences and I was beginning to think it was not our day.Paul Parker had confused Babb into handball after another electrifying break down the right.He works out, you know, skis up at Mount Lemmon, plays a lot of handball and tennis.The pub's east wall was also used for playing handball, he says' like squash but without the racket.Has to be team handball, an exciting blend of basketball, soccer, hockey and water polo.
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