drop volley


Definition of drop volley 

: a drop shot made on a volley in tennis

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But considering all the pain Murray has experienced in his hip, sprinting toward the net to chase down a drop volley and put it away was something to celebrate. Brian Mahoney, The Seattle Times, "Call it a comeback: Murray, Wawrinka win US Open returns," 27 Aug. 2018 Bolelli produced a drop volley winner for a 6-3 lead in the tiebreaker, but Nadal discarded that trio of set points with an ace, a backhand volley winner and an inside-out forehand winner. New York Times, "Nadal Nearly Loses a Set; Sharapova Nearly Loses Her Match," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of drop volley

1907, in the meaning defined above

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