Definition of volleyball
: a game played by volleying an inflated ball over a net; also : the ball used in this game
Recent Examples of volleyball from the Web
SADDLED UP The L. C Swain Middle School boys volleyball team wrapped up a perfect 12-0 season with a three-set win over Crestwood in the county finals.
Plastic litters its many miles: children's toys, car parts, ice coolers and a Wilson volleyball.
In addition to two volleyball courts, the park also has two playgrounds that kids will love.
Mud Mania Thirty-two vollyball teams took to the mud to raise about $7,200 in the annual Youth With Vision Mud Mania volleyball competition at Smithville Lake.
Arrowhead golf, Whitefish Bay soccer and Catholic Memorial volleyball were state champions for boys and girls.
A foundation liaison’s letter to the boys’ volleyball families violated policy, and parents in that sport can choose to receive a refund.
Sacred Heart won three titles – golf, volleyball and swimming.
Here the complete list of team state champions from the 2016-17 school year: FOUR TITLES St. Xavier (3-A boys cross country, boys golf, boys swimming, boys tennis) THREE TITLES Sacred Heart (girls golf, volleyball, girls swimming)
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First Known Use of volleyball
VOLLEYBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of volleyball for English Language Learners
: a game in which two teams of players hit a large ball back and forth over a high net
: the ball used to play volleyball
VOLLEYBALL Defined for Kids
Definition of volleyball for Students
1 : a game played by two teams that hit a ball filled with air over a net without letting the ball touch the ground
2 : the ball used in volleyball
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