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half volley

noun
1.
(in tennis, racquets, etc.) a stroke in which the ball is hit the moment it bounces from the ground.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80

half-volley

[haf-vol-ee, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌvɒl i, ˈhɑf-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), half-volleyed, half-volleying.
1.
to make or stroke with a half volley.
Origin
1870-75
Related forms
half-volleyer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for half-volley

half volley

noun
1.
a stroke or shot in which the ball is hit immediately after it bounces
verb
2.
to hit or kick (a ball) immediately after it bounces
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