handball

noun hand·ball \ ˈhan(d)-ˌbȯl \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of handball

1704


HANDBALL Defined for English Language Learners

handball

noun

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

handball

noun hand·ball \ ˈhand-ˌbȯl \

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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