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netball

[net-bawl] /ˈnɛtˌbɔl/
noun
1.
Tennis. a ball, on a return shot, that hits the top of the net and drops on the other side of the court, thus remaining in play.
2.
British. a game similar to basketball, played with a soccer ball, usually outdoors.
Origin of netball
1895-1900
1895-1900; net1 + ball1
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netball

/ˈnɛtˌbɔːl/
noun
1.
a team game similar to basketball, played mainly by women
Derived Forms
netballer, noun
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