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a. A game that is played, often on a four-walled court, by two or more players who alternately hit a small rubber ball against the front wall with the hand, with play stopping if the ball bounces twice on the floor or does not reach the front wall.
b. The ball used in this game.
2. Team handball.
3. often hand ball A violation of the rules in soccer in which a player other than the goalie inside the penalty area carries, strikes, or propels the ball with the hand or arm. A hand ball is usually called when the hand or arm is away from the body and touches the ball.
1. (Team Sports, other than specified) a game in which two teams of seven players try to throw a ball into their opponent's goal
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) a game in which two or four people strike a ball against a wall or walls with the hand, usually gloved
3. (Team Sports, other than specified) the small hard rubber ball used in this game
4. (Soccer) soccer the offence committed when a player other than a goalkeeper in his own penalty area touches the ball with a hand
(Australian Rules Football) Australian rules football to pass (the ball) with a blow of the fist
1. a game, similar to squash, played by two or four persons who strike a ball against a wall or walls with the hand.
2. the small, hard rubber ball used in this game.
Past participle: handballed
Foul committed by a player who deliberately touches the ball with a hand or arm.
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|Noun||1.||handball - a small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball|
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
|2.||handball - a game played in a walled court or against a single wall by two or four players who strike a rubber ball with their hands|
court game - an athletic game played on a court
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