quidditch

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quidditch

(ˈkwɪdɪtʃ)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) an imaginary game in which players fly on broomsticks
[C20: coined by J. K. Rowling in the novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]
Translations
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קווידיץ׳
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On its web description, the Cannons state: "Unfortunately, we don't fly, but no matter if you want to let out some aggression with your Beating skills, want to dart around the other Chasers running the Quaffle down the field, or just want to know how we get the Snitch to work, we invite you to join us.
Chasers - Throw the quaffle through the opposite team's hoops to score goals worth 10 points.
Players hold on to a broomstick at all times while chasing the quaffle - a semi-deflated volleyball thrown through the hoops by chasers and keepers.
When discussing how the secondary literature seethes with "pro- and con- gender assessments" of Rowling's female characters, Wolosky notes that Hermione "often seems like a Quaffle ball knocked around in gender score-keeping" (120).
Points are scored by getting the quaffle (a larger, ordinary ball) through any one of three goal hoops at either end of the pitch, and each goal is worth 10 points.
There are three balls; the Quaffle (a deflated volleyball), a Bludger and the Snitch (a sock with a tennis ball in it, attached to the Snitch runner's shorts).
Chasers throw the quaffle (a semi-deflated dodgeball) between the opposition's three hoops to score points, while the defending keeper tries to stop them.
Matches are between two teams of seven players riding broomsticks and using four balls - a quaffle slightly deflated volleyball), two bludgers (dodgeballs) and a golden snitch (tennis ball in a sock).
Others items on display will include a rattling ball crate from a game of Quidditch containing a Quaffle, Bludger and the Golden Snitch.
Each team has three chasers whose goal is to put the Quaffle through the opposition's hoops.
Each team is constituted of seven players (three Chasers, two Beaters, one Keeper and the Seeker) and there are four balls (the Quaffle, two Bludgers, and the infamous Golden Snitch).