bludger

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bludger

(ˈblʌdʒə)
n
1. a person who scrounges
2. a person who avoids work
3. a person in authority regarded as ineffectual by those working under him
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Muggles can uncover the mystery of the sport which was inspired by the JK Rowling books as afternoon taster sessions will take place with brooms, bludgers, quaffles and a chance to catch the elusive snitch.
Meanwhile, most of the media was presenting a different story: That the tenants were bludgers who lived in a rich area.
The Chasers, mimicking Strikers in football, attempt to get the Quaffle into the hoops, the Keeper, equivalent to the goalkeeper, tries to deflect the Quaffle from the hoops while the Beaters, mimicking defenders in football, try to beat down the Chasers of the opposing team with Bludgers, extremely finicky and violent balls.
The seven are made up of three chasers who throw the quaffle (semi-deflated volleyball) through the opposite team's hoops to score goals, one keeper to guard the hoops from opposing chasers and become a fourth chaser on offense, two beaters who throw bludgers (dodgeballs) at the opposing team to temporarily knock them out of the game and make them return to hoops, and one seeker to catch the snitch (a sock with a tennis ball in it attached to the snitch runner's shorts) and end the game.
This room is the type of place Homer Simpson would go crazy for, but before you get dazzled by the hanging doughnuts, we gotta tell you those little bludgers hurt.
The local argot, with its bludgers, chooks and drongos is, at the very least, inventive, so perhaps Churchill was being a tad harsh when he denounced Ozzie English as 'the most brutal maltreatment that was ever inflicted on the mother tongue.'
A quidditch team consists of 21 players with seven players per team on the field at any one time, with positions including keepers (who guard the hoops from opposing chasers), chasers (who throw the "quaffle" through the opposite team's hoops to score goals worth 10 points), beaters (who throw "bludgers" at the opposing team to "knock them out" and make them return to hoops) and seekers (who catch the snitch to end the game).
The bludgers are dodgeballs, thrown at players by the beaters.
Beaters - Throw bludgers at the opposing team to 'knock them out' and make them return to hoops.
They dodge bludgers - dodgeballs thrown at other players - while chasing the snitch, which is a sock with a tennis ball in it.