a game, similar to squash, played by two or four persons who strike a small ball against a wall or walls with the hand.
the small, hard rubber ball used in this game.

1400–50; late Middle English handballe. See hand, ball1

handballer, noun
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handball (ˈhændˌbɔːl)
1.  a game in which two teams of seven players try to throw a ball into their opponent's goal
2.  a game in which two or four people strike a ball against a wall or walls with the hand, usually gloved
3.  the small hard rubber ball used in this game
4.  soccer the offence committed when a player other than a goalkeeper in his own penalty area touches the ball with a hand
5.  Australian rules football to pass (the ball) with a blow of the fist

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