handball


noun

  1. a game, similar to squash, played by two or four persons who strike a small ball against a wall or walls with the hand.
  2. the small, hard rubber ball used in this game.

noun

  1. a game in which two teams of seven players try to throw a ball into their opponent’s goal
  2. a game in which two or four people strike a ball against a wall or walls with the hand, usually gloved
  3. the small hard rubber ball used in this game
  4. soccer the offence committed when a player other than a goalkeeper in his own penalty area touches the ball with a hand

verb

  1. Australian rules football to pass (the ball) with a blow of the fist
n.

also hand-ball, 1630s as a type of ball; 1885 as a game, from hand (n.) + ball (n.1).

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