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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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Translations

half volley

n (Tennis) → demi-volée f inv
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The visitors had their first attempt after a quarter of an hour, a long ball from defence catching out Liam Mushet and as the ball sat up, McKenzie caught a great half volley that James Digney did well to block.
Nicholas Kipkirui drew first blood on 46 minutes before Boniface Omondi doubled the scores in the 52nd minute with a half volley from inside the box.
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.
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.
Three minutes later Phil Mitchell unleashed a half volley to score before Matty Farrell increased Town's lead on 44 minutes with a 25-yard drive.
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.
A brace apiece from Josh Blake and Darren Timms plus a stunning second half volley from Paul Nicholls fired Leamington to a 5-1 league victory over Highgate.
Saints opened the scoring a minute into the second half when their Spanish trialist fired a half volley home.