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volleyball

[vol-ee-bawl]
noun
1.
a game for two teams in which the object is to keep a large ball in motion, from side to side over a high net, by striking it with the hands before it touches the ground.
2.
the ball used in this game.

Origin:
1895–1900, Americanism; volley + ball1

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volleyball (ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl)
 
n
1.  a game in which two teams hit a large ball back and forth over a high net with their hands
2.  the ball used in this game

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volleyball
1896, from volley + ball (1).
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