ball handler

noun
|Updated on: 7 Aug 2018

Definition of ball handler

: a player who controls the ball in any of various games; especially : a player who is skilled at handling the ball (as in basketball)

ballhandling

noun

Recent Examples of ball handler from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ball handler.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of ball handler

1912

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ball handler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

having an air of easy unconcern

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!