team handball


: a game developed from soccer which is played between two teams of seven players each and in which the ball is thrown, caught, and dribbled with the hands

Examples of team handball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first official team handball match was played in Germany in 1917. Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 Internationally, team handball was the second-most ticketed sport at the 2016 Rio Games. Los Angeles Times, 6 Aug. 2021 Women's finals are held after men's finals in volleyball and team handball. Graham Dunbar, Star Tribune, 26 July 2021 In their last Olympics, NBCSN will have 440 hours of coverage including badminton, equestrian, beach volleyball, softball, soccer and team handball. Brad Adgate, Forbes, 7 July 2021 And its national sport is team handball -- Iceland finished second in the 2008 Olympic tournament -- not soccer. Kevin Baxter,, 7 June 2018 What results is a culture that loves sports, whether it’s soccer, team handball or power-lifting. Grant Wahl,, 1 June 2018 For a country of 2.2 million people that has dabbled in everything from team handball to pro cycling, nothing has compared with soccer for cultivating influence. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of team handball was in 1922

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“Team handball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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