vol·ley·ball | \ ˈvä-lē-ˌbȯl \

Definition of volleyball 

: a game played by volleying an inflated ball over a net also : the ball used in this game

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Organizers installed 75 volleyball courts into the 600,000-square foot main floor of the center. Aja Gaines And Taylor Gribble, Detroit Free Press, "USA Volleyball invades Detroit: Stories from girls junior tournament," 4 July 2018 The mom said that a stranger came up to her three-year-old who was playing with another kid on the volleyball courts at Dunham Park in Price Hill. Jessica Schmidt, Cincinnati.com, "'Can I have her now?' Mothers report similar suspicious park encounters," 25 June 2018 Balmoral's 8-acre Amenity Villages has the upcoming 2-acre Crystal Clear Lagoon, a 7,500-square-foot clubhouse, fitness center, splash pad, sand volleyball court, playground and the GreenBoLT. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Empire Communities to build moderately priced homes in Balmoral," 20 June 2018 Water's Edge has an Olympic-sized swimming pool, sand volleyball court and a gym operated by LA Fitness. Roger Vincent, latimes.com, "San Francisco investor is building $80-million creative offices in desirable Playa Vista," 19 May 2018 Redevelopment plans include a 190,000-square-foot events center, large enough to 15 basketball courts or 30 volleyball courts. Ed Fletcher, sacbee, "Placer County is growing fast, but its fairgrounds were dated. Then came a $10M renovation," 1 May 2018 The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg Virginia, with 1.2 million square feet of office space and 3,000 employees, has hiking trails, beach volleyball courts and a basketball court. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel site tries putting some 'play' into office park with new rec center," 27 Apr. 2018 On its four-acre lot, the 20,000-square-foot waterfront estate boasts a beautiful fountain in front and swimming pool, sand volleyball court, and deepwater dock in back. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Kelly Clarkson's Nashville Mansion Is (Still) on the Market for $8.75 Million," 5 July 2018 Prosper captured its first UIL Lone Star Cup victory (5A) with a state championship in volleyball, state runner-up finish in boys wrestling and third-place finish at the academic state meet. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Local schools clean up in UIL Lone Star Cup," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of volleyball

1896, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of volleyball was in 1896

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English Language Learners Definition of volleyball

: 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


vol·ley·ball | \ ˈvä-lē-ˌbȯl \

Kids Definition of volleyball

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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