team handball

noun

Definition of 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 And its national sport is team handball -- Iceland finished second in the 2008 Olympic tournament -- not soccer. Kevin Baxter, latimes.com, "Iceland comfortable with Cinderella title, but wants to prove it belongs in the World Cup," 7 June 2018 What results is a culture that loves sports, whether it’s soccer, team handball or power-lifting. Grant Wahl, SI.com, "The Little Nation That Can: Iceland's Underdogs Take on the World Cup Stage," 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, "Why Paris Saint-Germain Is Set to Break the Bank for Neymar," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of team handball

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Team handball.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/team%20handball. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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