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cup-shaped hollow in the hipbone into which the head of the femur fits to form a ball-and-socket joint acetabulum , cotyloid cavity
stance assumed by a golfer in preparation for hitting a golf ball address
lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins alley , bowling alley , skittle alley
game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays American football , American football game
relatively short golf shot intended to put the ball onto the putting green approach , approach shot
ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum articulatio coxae , coxa , hip , hip joint
ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula articulatio humeri , shoulder , shoulder joint
football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal association football , soccer
spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion backspin
(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field backstop
masquerade ball bal masque
heavy iron ball attached to a prisoner by a chain ball and chain
(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play ball carrier
general purpose cartridge having a primer and a ball and a full charge of powder ball cartridge
floating ball that controls level in a water tank ball cock , ballcock
most formal gown; worn to a ball ball gown
team athlete who is skilled at stealing or catching the ball ball hawk
skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team ball hawking
any valve that checks flow by the seating of a ball ball valve
field game played with a ball (especially baseball) ballgame , ball game
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