lobbing lobbing  /ˈlɑ bɪŋ/

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. In fact the museum was closed in September of 1980 when Saddam Hussein invaded Iran and Iran started lobbing missiles into Baghdad.
  2. All those jellybean-lobbing, caterwauling Beatle fans are not going to understand it at all.
  3. Other early targets would include the mobile missile launchers in western Iraq capable of lobbing Scud missilesperhaps laden with biological or chemical weaponstoward Israel.

News

  1. Man shot by police may have lobbed fireworks

    LYNNWOOD -- A man shot by police Wednesday night near Martha Lake may have been lobbing fireworks at deputies before the shooting, according to a recording of police radio traffic.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Man shot by police may have thrown fireworks

    LYNNWOOD -- A man shot by police Wednesday night near Martha Lake may have been lobbing fireworks at deputies before the shooting, according to a recording of police radio traffic.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  3. Firecracker thrower gets two years jail

    The San Bruno man whose lobbing of a firework under a police car sparked a large-scale brawl between his family and officers on Fourth of July 2011 was sentenced Friday to two years of custody followed by a year of mandatory supervision.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: San Mateo Daily Journal

Quotes

  1. "It is Hamas' actions of lobbing upwards of 150 rockets a day into their territory that has caused the blockade - has caused Israel to implement the blockade," Perino said.
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: Forbes

  2. "What is it really all about," this Senate service, Frist said. "Is about keeping the majority? Is it about red states versus blue? Is it about lobbing attacks in some way across the aisle? : Is it about war rooms whose purpose is not to...
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Bill Frist Source: ABC News

  3. On ABC's late-night "Politically Incorrect" in 2001, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Maher said: "We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the...
    on May 24, 2005 By: Bill Maher Source: Media Life Magazine

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