To lob a ball
Lob Lob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lobbed} (l[o^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lobbing}.] 2. To let fall heavily or lazily. [1913 Webster]

And their poor jades Lob down their heads. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. to propel (relatively slowly) in a high arcing trajectory; as, to lob a grenade at the enemy. [PJC]

{To lob a ball} (Lawn Tennis), to strike a ball so as to send it up into the air. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Lob — Lob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lobbed} (l[o^]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lobbing}.] 2. To let fall heavily or lazily. [1913 Webster] And their poor jades Lob down their heads. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. to propel (relatively slowly) in a high arcing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lob — [läb] n. [ME lobbe (in lobbe keling, large codfish), heavy, thick, akin to OE lobbe, spider, EFris, MLowG lobbe, hanging lump of flesh, OHG luppa, lumpy mass < IE base (s)leubh , to hang loosely > SLOVEN] 1. [Brit. Dial.] a big, slow,… …   English World dictionary

  • lob — lob1 lobber, n. /lob/, v., lobbed, lobbing, n. v.t. 1. Tennis. to hit (a ball) in a high arc to the back of the opponent s court. 2. to fire (a missile, as a shell) in a high trajectory so that it drops onto a target. 3. Cricket. to bowl (the… …   Universalium

  • lob — I. /lɒb / (say lob) noun 1. Tennis, Squash, etc. a ball struck high into the opponent s court. 2. Cricket a slow underhand ball. 3. Obsolete a large deposit of gold. –verb (lobbed, lobbing) –verb (t) 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • lob — [[t]lɒb[/t]] v. lobbed, lob•bing, n. 1) spo to hit (a ball) in a high arc to the back of the opponent s court in tennis 2) mil to fire (a missile, as a shell) in a high trajectory so that it drops onto a target 3) spo to bowl (the ball) with a… …   From formal English to slang

  • lob — v. (D; tr.) to lob at (to lob a ball at smt.) * * * [lɒb] (D; tr.) to lob at (to lob a ball at smt.) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lob´ber — lob1 «lob», noun, verb, lobbed, lob|bing. –n. 1. a ball, especially a tennis ball, hit in a high arc, usually to the back of the opponent s court. 2. an artillery shell, rock, or other object shot or thrown in a high arc. 3. a slow underhand… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lob (tennis) — A lob in tennis is hitting the ball high and deep into the opponent s court. It can be used as an offensive or defensive weapon depending on the situation.A lob is usually hit when an opponent is standing near the net, waiting to volley. The ball …   Wikipedia

  • Lob bomb — A lob bomb (known officially as an improvised rocket assisted mortar, [http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1822106,00.html Lob Bombs Big Worry for US in Iraq TIME ] ] improvised rocket assisted munition,… …   Wikipedia

  • Lob wedge — A Lob Wedge, also called a Lofted Wedge or L Wedge, is a golf club with a high amount of loft, usually 60 degrees, although the amount of loft ranges from 58 to 64 degrees, except for a few brands of super high lofted clubs made by fringe… …   Wikipedia

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