Definition of Netball

1. Noun. A team game that resembles basketball; a soccer ball is to be thrown so that it passes through a ring on the top of a post.

Generic synonyms: Court Game

Definition of Netball

1. Noun. A women's sport derived from basketball. ¹

2. Noun. The ball used in this sport. ¹

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Definition of Netball

1. a team game [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Netball

net melon
net metering
net minder
net minders
net net
net neutrality
net operating income
net pay
net present value
net profit
net sales
net ton
net weight
net worth
netball (current term)

Literary usage of Netball

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. New Zealand by Peter Hinze (1998)
"New Zealand spectators tremble just as much with the women's netball team, ... netball was originated in the Netherlands and is a variation of basketball. ..."

2. Prison Conditions in South Africa by Human Rights Watch (Organization)., Africa Watch Committee, Prison Project (Human Rights Watch) (1994)
"Female prisoners also had access to some sports, usually netball (a sport usually played by women that is similar to basketball) or volleyball. ..."

3. Antigua and Barbuda by Don Philpott, Brian Anderson, Ellen Anderson (2004)
"FESTIVALS/PUBLIC HOLIDAYS * January New Year's Day * Official start of Cricket, netball and Volleyball Seasons February Ash Wednesday (date varies) ..."

4. Transforming Further Education and Training in South Africa: A Case Study of by Andre Kraak, Graham Hall (1999)
"Institution Two Recreational facilities include an abandoned swimming pool, table tennis facility, soccer field and netball court. None of these facilities ..."

5. Growing Up in Canaansland: Children's Recommendations on Improving a by Jill Swart-Kruger, Human Sciences Research Council, HNRE (Programme), Growing Up in Cities (Project), MOST (Program : Unesco) (2000)
"At the first workshop, for instance, the children decided that the "rules" were to play netball, football and basketball. Since the children had clearly ..."

6. Textbooks for Diverse Learners: A Critical Analysis of Learning Materials Carolyn McKinney by Carolyn McKinney (2005)
"... female: tennis, netball, gymnastics and swimming). Men are also depicted fighting as well as rescuing women in Gr7 L4. ..."

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