half volley


Definition of half volley

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

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 Bouncing around each side of the box, Gadi Kinda lifted a cross from post to post, where Shelton knocked it home on a half volley to level the scoreline. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, 17 July 2020 Substitute Kai Proger pulled one back for Paderborn with just over 20 minutes to go, striking sweetly on the half volley to half the deficit, but Bayern extended their lead again shortly after, this time through Lewandowski, who dinked beyond Huth. SI.com, 28 Sep. 2019 However, wonderful lobs aside, Harvey Barnes' thunderous half volley to snatch the points at Sheffield United was something special. SI.com, 7 Sep. 2019 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 21 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of half volley

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Half volley.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half%20volley. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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