half volley

noun

Definition of half volley

: a stroke of a ball (as in tennis) at the instant it rebounds from the ground

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Other Words from half volley

half-volley \ ˈhaf-​ˌvä-​lē How to pronounce half-volley (audio) , ˈhäf-​ \ verb

Examples of half volley in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That alongside a Tolisso half volley were the only good opportunities that Kovac's side were able to create, despite having Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman, Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich among their midfield ranks. SI.com, "Bayern Munich: Schalke May Have Been Dispatched But Die Roten Must Improve to Retain Bundesliga," 25 Aug. 2019 Rossi left-footed a half volley off a long clearance from left back Jordan Harvey, the shot looping over Matt Turner into the far corner of the net. Frank Dell’apa, BostonGlobe.com, "Revolution’s 11-game unbeaten streak halted by LAFC," 3 Aug. 2019 In the 77th minute, Ibrahimović scored a stunning, long range half volley, before nodding home the winning goal deep into stoppage time. SI.com, "New LA Galaxy Signing Zlatan Ibrahimović Gives Classic Interview After Stunning Debut," 1 Apr. 2018 Second best for large parts of the game, a first half strike from Joao Mario and stunning second half volley from Mark Noble secured all three points for the visitors, resigning the Foxes to their fourth defeat in their last five games. SI.com, "Claude Puel Apologises to Fans for Leicester's Dismal Display Following 2-0 Defeat to West Ham," 6 May 2018 Christian Eriksen had catapulted the Danes into an early lead on Thursday after a sumptuous strike on the half volley but after hitting the front Denmark wilted as the Aussies took control of proceedings. SI.com, "Denmark Boss Confident of Reaching Knockout Stages After Australia Draw But Admits Side Are Fatigued," 21 June 2018 Gattuso's side fell behind to Matteo Politano's half volley but drew level through a thunderous strike from substitute Nikola Kalinic, and pressed late on but couldn't find a second goal. SI.com, "Gennaro Gattuso Laments 'Missed Opportunity' After AC Milan Draw 1-1 With Sassuolo," 9 Apr. 2018 James Ward-Prowse picked up the ball in a pocket of space and set up Tadic, who fired his half volley wide on 18 minutes. SI.com, "Leicester 0-0 Southampton: Saints Gain Point Against Claude Puel's Foxes in Goalless Draw," 19 Apr. 2018 Roberto Firmino stung the palms of Thibaut Courtois early on with a low half volley after a great through pass from the converted centre midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold. SI.com, "Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool: Blues Keep Top 4 Hopes Alive Thanks to Giroud's Headed Winner," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of half volley

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Half volley.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20volley. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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