net ball

noun (1)

Definition of net ball

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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


noun (2)

Definition of netball (Entry 2 of 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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