ground stroke
noun Date: 1895 a stroke made (as in tennis) by hitting a ball that has rebounded from the ground — compare volley

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  • ground stroke — ground′ stroke n. spo a tennis stroke made by hitting the ball after it has bounced from the ground • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • ground stroke — n. a stroke, as in tennis, made in returning the ball after it has struck the ground …   English World dictionary

  • ground stroke — ground ,stroke noun count in tennis, an attempt to hit the ball after it has touched the ground. Hitting the ball before it touches the ground is called a volley …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ground stroke — ground .stroke n a way of hitting the ball after it has hit the ground in tennis and similar games …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ground stroke — noun a tennis return made by hitting the ball after it has bounced once • Ant: ↑volley • Hypernyms: ↑return * * * noun : a stroke made on a ball in tennis after it has rebounded from the ground compare volley * * * Tennis. a stroke made by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground stroke — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ground stroke : singular ground stroke plural ground strokes in tennis, an attempt to hit the ball after it has touched the ground. Hitting the ball before it touches the ground is called a volley …   English dictionary

  • ground stroke — Tennis. a stroke made by hitting the ball after it has bounced from the ground. Cf. volley (def. 4b). [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • ground stroke — noun (C) a way of hitting the ball after it has hit the ground in tennis and similar games …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ground — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a the surface of the earth, esp. as contrasted with the air around it. b a part of this specified in some way (low ground). 2 the substance of the earth s surface; soil, earth (stony ground; dug deep into the ground). 3 a a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ground effect in cars — For another similarly named effect relating to aircraft, see Ground effect in aircraft. Ground effect is term applied to a series of aerodynamic effects used in car design, which has been exploited to create downforce, particularly in racing cars …   Wikipedia

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