Definitions for handballˈhændˌbɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hand•ballˈhændˌbɔl(n.)

  1. a game, similar to squash, played by two or four persons who strike a ball against a wall or walls with the hand.

    Category: Sport

  2. the small, hard rubber ball used in this game.

    Category: Sport

Origin of handball:

1400–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. handball(noun)

    a small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball

  2. handball(noun)

    a game played in a walled court or against a single wall by two or four players who strike a rubber ball with their hands

Wiktionary

  1. handball(Noun)

    A team sport where two teams of seven players each (six players and a goalkeeper) pass and bounce a ball trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team.

  2. handball(Noun)

    The small rubber ball used in the sport of handball.

  3. handball(Noun)

    The offence of touching the ball with the hands.

  4. handball(Noun)

    An American sport in which players must, in turn, bounce a ball off of a wall, taking care not to miss their turn.

  5. handball(Noun)

    The small rubber ball used in this sport.

  6. handball(Noun)

    An act of passing a football by holding it with one hand and hitting it with the other.

  7. handball(Noun)

    An Irish sport, very similar to the American sport, in which players must bounce a ball off a wall.

  8. handball(Verb)

    To manually load or unload a container, trailer, or to otherwise manually move bulk goods (often on pallets) from one type of transport receptacleto another.

  9. handball(Verb)

    To illegally touch the ball with the hand or arm.

    If the defender handballs in the penalty area, a penalty is awarded.

  10. handball(Verb)

    To (legally) pass a football by holding it with one hand and hitting it with the other.

  11. handball(Verb)

    To insert a hand into someone's anus.

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