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vol·ley·ball

 (vŏl′ē-bôl′)
n.
1. A game played by two teams on a rectangular court divided by a high net, in which each team, using up to three hits per effort to return the ball, tries to drive the ball over the net onto the ground on the opposing team's side.
2. The inflated, spherical ball used in this game.

vol′ley·ball′er n.
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volleyball

(ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Team Sports, other than specified) a game in which two teams hit a large ball back and forth over a high net with their hands
2. (General Sporting Terms) the ball used in this game
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vol•ley•ball

(ˈvɒl iˌbɔl)

n.
1. a game for two teams in which the object is to keep a large ball in motion, from side to side over a high net, by striking it with the hands before it touches the ground.
2. the ball used in this game.
[1895–1900, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.volleyball - a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their handsvolleyball - a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands
court game - an athletic game played on a court
2.volleyball - an inflated ball used in playing volleyballvolleyball - an inflated ball used in playing volleyball
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"
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Translations
الكُرَةُ الطَّائِرَةكُرة الشَّبَكَه، الكُرَة الطّائِرَهكرة اليد
volejbal
volleyball
flugpilkadoflugpilko
lentopallo
odbojka
röplabda
blak
pallavolopalla a volo
バレーボール
배구
volejbal
odbojka
volleyboll
กีฬาวอลเลย์บอล
відбиванкаволейболволейбольний м’ячм’яч до відбиванки
bóng chuyền

volleyball

[ˈvɒlɪbɔːl] Nbalonvolea m, voleibol m, volibol m (LAm), balón volea m
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volleyball

[ˈvɒlibɔːl]
nvolley m, volley-ball m
to play volleyball → jouer au volley-ball
modif [court, game] → de volley-ballvolleyball player nvolleyeur/euse m/f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

volleyball

nVolleyball m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

volleyball

[ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl] npallavolo f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

volley

(ˈvoli) noun
1. in tennis, the hitting of a ball before it bounces.
2. a burst of firing etc. a volley of shots; a volley of questions/curses.
verb
1. to hit (a ball etc) before it bounces. He volleyed the ball back to his opponent.
2. to fire a rapid burst of (bullets, questions etc).
ˈvolleyball noun
a game in which a ball is volleyed over a high net, using the hands.
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volleyball

الكُرَةُ الطَّائِرَة volejbal volleyball Volleyball βόλεϊ vóleibol lentopallo volley odbojka pallavolo バレーボール 배구 volleybal volleyball siatkówka voleibol волейбол volleyboll กีฬาวอลเลย์บอล voleybol bóng chuyền 排球
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References in periodicals archive ?
Mintonette was the original name of which ball game?
The men's version of the game-originally called 'mintonette' because it was similar to badminton-is played beginning 8 a.m.