half volley


Definition of half volley 

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

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half-volley \ˈhaf-ˌvä-lē, ˈhäf- \ verb

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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 Wright-Phillips, who was mostly stifled by central defenders Jalil Anibaba and Tony Delamea, sent a half volley went high (76th). Frank Dell’apa, BostonGlobe.com, "Teal Bunbury, Revolution rally past Red Bulls," 3 June 2018 Hasan Şaş’ half volley stunned the Seleção and despite Ronaldo’s equaliser, the underdogs seemed destined for a point until Alpay Özalan hauled down Luizão. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 4 Weeks to Go - Turkish Delight, 2002's Unlikely Bronze Medallists," 24 May 2018 An energized and driven Saints side made a lackluster Chelsea pay the price in the opening half as Dušan Tadic converted with ease, before Jan Bednarek marked his first league start with a stunning half volley finish in the second term. SI.com, "WATCH: Giroud Breaks Southampton Hearts in Stunning Chelsea Comeback," 14 Apr. 2018 Boniek Garcia scored the opener on a half volley in the 30th minute. Corey Roepken, Houston Chronicle, "Dynamo dominate New York Red Bulls in preseason victory," 17 Feb. 2018 In the 24th minute the first real opportunity of the match, Spurs' Harry Winks whipped over an inviting cross and Son met it on the half volley. SI.com, "Tottenham Grinds Out Victory Against a Resilient Brighton Side," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of half volley

1843, in the meaning defined above

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to reject or criticize sharply

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