net ball

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noun (1)

1
: a ball that on the service (as in tennis and volleyball) strikes the top of the net and lands in the service court but must be served over compare let entry 2 sense 2
2
: a ball that during play in tennis is hit into the net for loss of point

netball

2 of 2

noun (2)

: a game that resembles basketball and that is played with a soccer ball between 2 teams of 7 players each on a hard court 100 feet long and 50 feet wide

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Noun (2)

net entry 1 + ball

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“Net ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/net%20ball. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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