ball

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  • Info A ball is a round, usually spherical but sometimes ovoid, object with various uses. more...
  • A further change was soon made, so the ball merely passed through.
  • The changes allows a player taking a free hit to pass the ball to themselves.
  • The best players may take a ball round a full circuit in one turn.
  • Get him first and hold him off until you can see where the ball's going. Cited from Left Tackle Thayer, by Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Set pieces are generally started from the play-the-ball situation.
  • Players can hold the ball for only three seconds at any time.
  • A pass is a method of moving the ball between players.
  • Field players may only play the ball with the face of the stick.
  • The most important thing in the whole world just now is the officers' ball to-night. Cited from The Way of a Man, by Emerson Hough
  • One thing that made production especially difficult was the condition of Ball's face.
  • When a player has the line of the ball on his right, he has the right of way.
  • A player or team cannot hit the ball twice in a row.
  • A player can cross the line of the ball when it does not create a dangerous situation.
  • In either case possession of the ball is turned over to the defensive team.
  • Finally there may not be three players touching the ball at one time.
  • The "line of the ball" changes each time the ball changes direction.
  • Passing the ball was the primary means of ball movement.
  • He played basketball in college and semi-pro ball for a short time after that.
  • There are also smaller balls that can be used by younger children when playing.
  • Ball's death was reported world-wide in the press.
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Meaning of ball

  • noun Round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve, the mayor threw out the first ball, the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun An object with a spherical shape
    a ball of fire
  • noun The people assembled at a lavish formal dance
    the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded
  • noun A spherical object used as a plaything
    he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub
  • noun United states comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
  • noun A compact mass
    a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun A lavish dance requiring formal attire
  • noun A more or less rounded anatomical body or mass
    the ball at the base of the thumb, he stood on the balls of his feet
  • noun The game of baseball
  • noun A pitch that is not in the strike zone
    he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him
  • verb Form into a ball by winding or rolling
    ball wool