lob lob  /ˈlɑb/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
  2. (n) the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
  3. (v) propel in a high arc

Usage(s):

  1. Rosewall could rarely pass him; when he tried to lob over him.
  2. The sensors are fine enough that you can scoop under the ball to lob it, or slice it for spin.
  3. No one loves hitting the perfect angles on the move off your drop shot, your lob, your slice more than him.

News

  1. Athletics 10, Mariners 2<<

    DP_Seattle 1, Oakland 2. LOB_Seattle 5, Oakland 10. 2B_Cespedes (9), Donaldson (20), S.Smith (16), Sogard (9). 3B_Reddick (1). HR_Moss (12), Donaldson (10), S.Smith (6), Reddick (3). S_Rosales. SF_Jaso.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

  2. Pirates 6, Dodgers 3

    DP_Pittsburgh 2. LOB_Los Angeles 5, Pittsburgh 6. 2B_Ad.Gonzalez (14), Mercer (7), G.Jones (15). HR_Presley (2), P.Alvarez (15). SB_Puig (1). S_Cole. HBP_by Greinke (Walker). WP_Greinke.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

  3. Reds 5, Brewers 1

    E—Weeks (7). LOB—Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 7. 2B—Lucroy (7), D.Robinson (4), Cozart (14), Hannahan (3), Hanigan (3). HR—C.Gomez (12), Bruce (12). S—Cueto.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Chambersburg Public Opinion

Quotes

  1. "The second lob, I felt, 'OK, let's try it again,"' Haas said. "If I'd lost that point, I think the crowd would've gone absolutely ballistic and that might have given him an extra edge, the adrenaline to maybe ...... who knows? I mean, it's...
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Tommy Haas Source: Newsday

  2. "I was looking for something like 96 or 97 yards to the front (of the green) and I got 100," said Westwood. "I was caught between sand iron and lob wedge (for the third shot) and I don't really want to hit lob wedge hard, because anything...
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Lee Westwood Source: Sky News

  3. "They're going to have to lob shots or pitch shots into slopes," Jones said. "They'll have a lot of options."
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Rees Jones Source: SportingNews.com

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