half volley


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half volley

n.
A stroke in certain sports, such as tennis, in which the ball is hit immediately after it bounces off the ground.

half volley

n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) a stroke or shot in which the ball is hit immediately after it bounces
vb
(Individual Sports, other than specified) to hit or kick (a ball) immediately after it bounces

half′ vol`ley


n.
(in tennis, racquets, etc.) a stroke in which the ball is hit the moment it bounces from the ground.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.half volley - a tennis return made by hitting the ball immediately after it bounces
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
Translations

half volley

n (Tennis) → demi-volée f inv
References in periodicals archive ?
DANNY SWANSON 6 Gave Jack a test down the left and sent one half volley high and wide.
One clear chance falling to Cables' Sam Corlett who found himself with a half volley chance on the right of the box but could not keep it down and shot over the bar.
Waters then saw red for pushing Gareth Matthews and Bray equalised for a second time when John Mulroy drilled in a 12-yard half volley.
Nat Auckland got the opener on 16 minutes with a crisp half volley and just five minutes later Tom Welch found himself with just Merthyr goalkeeper Joe Perry to beat and made no mistake.
Having seen Jonas Olsson's header clip a post, James Morrison fired the home side into the lead with a sweetly struck half volley.
O'Sullivan was unable to keep a 68th-minute half volley down before Merthyr went to 4-2-4 in a bid to rescue the game.
Flint broke the deadlock on the hour when Darren Edwards hammered home a half volley from 20 yards but there was an element of luck about Lee Taylor's goal on 71 minutes when the ball hit a defender and looped over helpless keeper Arwel Hughes.
Rochdale were pegged back inside their own territory for large periods of the second segment and Harriers finally made the pressure tell when Shilton latched on to a throw-in from substitute Scott Stamps before hitting a half volley through a crowded goalmouth into the corner of the net.
Steer denied both Curtis Warner and Tyrone Mintus' efforts before Simon Roach increased their advantage with a dipping 25-yard half volley.
Novotna started the next game with a double fault, but she regrouped, took herself to game point by following her second serve with a bold half volley, and achieved a 5-3 advantage that, after Tauziat held for 4-5, put her in prime position to serve for the opening set.
The second of the England forward's strikes - a beautifully-taken half volley - was followed by Winston Reid's powerful header on the hour to make it 4-0.
Saints opened the scoring a minute into the second half when their Spanish trialist fired a half volley home.