Definition of handball
1 : a game played in a walled court or against a single wall or board by two or four players who use their hands to strike the ball
2 : a small rubber ball used in handball
Recent Examples of handball from the Web
Or does intention not matter so much in this case, what with the handball denying a shot on goal?
Kristina Mladenovic might have been a German tennis star if her father, Dragan, an Olympic gold medalist in team handball for Yugoslavia, had decided to make a move to the German Handball Bundesliga, the top European league, in 1992.
The game of handball really isn’t worth it, but would probably be pretty funny if acted out.
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First Known Use of handball
HANDBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of handball for English Language Learners
: a game for two or four players who use their hands to hit a ball against a wall
: the ball used in handball
HANDBALL Defined for Kids
Definition of handball for Students
: a game played by hitting a small ball against a wall or board with the hand
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