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ball control

noun, Sports.
a team's ability to maintain possession of the ball on offense.
Origin of ball control
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He looked once more behind him as if at something that pursued; then swung the ball-control to throw the ship off her course.

    Brood of the Dark Moon Charles Willard Diffin
  • Chet reached for the ball-control, moved it, and swung their ship in a slow, rotary motion.

    The Finding of Haldgren Charles Willard Diffin

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