Definition of Handball

1. Noun. A small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball.

Generic synonyms: Ball

2. Noun. A game played in a walled court or against a single wall by two or four players who strike a rubber ball with their hands.
Generic synonyms: Court Game

Definition of Handball

1. n. A ball for throwing or using with the hand.

Definition of Handball

1. Noun. A team sport where two teams of seven players each (six players and a goalkeeper) pass and bounce a ball trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. ¹

2. Noun. The small rubber ball used in the sport of handball. ¹

3. Noun. (countable soccer) The offence of touching the ball with the hands. ¹

4. Noun. (uncountable US) An American sport in which players must, in turn, bounce a ball off of a wall, taking care not to miss their turn. ¹

5. Noun. (countable US) The small rubber ball used in this sport. ¹

6. Noun. (countable Australian Rules Football) An act of passing a football by holding it with one hand and hitting it with the other. ¹

7. Noun. (Irish uncountable) An Irish sport, very similar to the American sport, in which players must bounce a ball off a wall. ¹

8. Verb. To manually load or unload a container, trailer, or to otherwise manually move bulk goods (often on pallets) from one type of transport receptacleto another. ¹

9. Verb. (soccer) To illegally touch the ball with the hand or arm. ¹

10. Verb. (context: Australian Rules Football) To (legally) pass a football by holding it with one hand and hitting it with the other. ¹

11. Verb. (sexuality slang) To insert a hand into someone's anus. ¹

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Definition of Handball

1. a small rubber ball [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Handball

hand trunks
hand waving
hand wavy
hand wear
hand wringing
hand wringings
handbags at dawn
handball court

Literary usage of Handball

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1. The Throat and Nose, and Their Diseases by Lennox Browne (1890)
"DOUBLE handball THROAT SPRAY PRODUCER. directing the stream of spray to the ... Another form of this spray with double handball, by which the stream can be ..."

2. A List of Words and Phrases in Every-day Use by the Natives of Hetton-le by Francis Milnes Temple Palgrave (1896)
"Ham [haam]. Repeat. "He ham'd it o'er and o'er." handball [haand-baa'l]. ... handball."

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