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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

half′ vol`ley(n.)

  1. (in tennis, racquets, etc.) a stroke in which the ball is hit the moment it bounces from the ground.

    Category: Sport

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. half volley(noun)

    a tennis return made by hitting the ball immediately after it bounces


  1. half volley(Noun)

    A stroke, in ball sports, in which the ball is hit immediately after it bounces off the ground

  2. half volley(Noun)

    A delivery that bounces just short of the blockhole


  1. Half volley

    A half volley in tennis is a shot that is hit immediately after the ball bounces before it reaches the apex of its flight. It is sometimes called an "on the rise shot", or "short hop".


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