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

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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 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

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First Known Use of half volley

1843, in the meaning defined above

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