handball handball  /ˈhænd ˌbɔl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball
  2. (n) 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

Usage(s):

  1. Swart little Angelo Trulio started to play one-wall handball five years ago.
  2. But his line is handball, the forgotten ancestor of all court games.
  3. It was tough going; prying loose playing time on a handball court made getting in to the Royal Enclosure at Ascot seem relatively simple.

News

  1. Tahiti's Goalie Unleashed A Great Celebration During His Team's 10-0 Loss To Spain

    Spain was already up 8-0 in their Confederations Cup match against Tahiti when a handball was called giving Spain a shot at their ninth goal. But Spain's attempt sailed high, hitting the crossbar. And that was enough to give the Tahiti keeper one moment of glory in an otherwise dreadful showing.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Business Insider

  2. Jackson Heights: Family, great food and history in the heart of Queens

    Photo credit: Kids play on a handball court on 80th St. and Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights. (Steven Sunshine) Well-known for its bustling Roosevelt Avenue, Little India, a plethora of food trucks and ethnic eateries, there is a softer, quieter side to the multicultural Western Queens neighborhood of Jackson Heights.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: amNewYork

  3. Pros and Cons: Ex-inmates redefine handball at Forest Park

    The handball courts loom high over the dirt running path in Forest Park. The last time anyone painted the twenty-foot-high wooden boards they were a soft canary yellow; today they're a sun-bleached gray. In lush green surroundings, the handball courts are a stern sight, rising from the lawn like ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Riverfront Times

Quotes

  1. "Henry has admitted handling the ball, claims he told the ref he handled it," Mr Ahern said. "Millions of people worldwide saw it was a blatant double handball - not to mention a double offside - and we should put the powers that be in the...
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Dermot Ahern Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. Asked about the incident after the match, Henry said: "I will be honest, it was a handball. But I'm not the ref. I played it. The ref allowed it. That's a question you should ask him."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Thierry Henry Source: St.Petersburg Times.ru

  3. The coach was angry that referee Jorge Larrionda denied his side a late penalty and said after the game: "The referee had a black day against Serbia. The first offside with [Milos] Krasic wasn't offside and in the previous games, we had handball...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Radomir Antic Source: ESPN

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