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team handball

a game, similar to soccer, played between two teams of seven players who catch, dribble, throw, or hit the ball with the hands. Unabridged
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team handball

game played between two teams of 7 or 11 players who try to throw or hit an inflated ball into a goal at either end of a rectangular playing area while preventing their opponents from doing so. It is unrelated to the two- or four-player games (see handball and fives), in which a small, hard ball is hit against one or more walls.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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