noun Date: 1873 1. a game played in a walled court or against a single wall or board by two or four players who use their hands to strike the ball 2. a small rubber ball used in handball

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  • *handball — ● handball nom masculin (allemand Handball, de Hand, main, et Ball, ballon) Sport d équipe se jouant à la main avec un ballon rond. ● handball (difficultés) nom masculin (allemand Handball, de Hand …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Handball — Hand ball (h[a^]nd b[add]l ), n. 1. A small ball, usually made of rubber, thrown or struck with the hand in various games. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A game played with such a ball, as by players striking it to and fro between them with the hands,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handball — (n.) also hand ball, 1630s as a type of ball; 1885 as a game, from HAND (Cf. hand) (n.) + BALL (Cf. ball) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • handball — /ˈɛndbol, ˈandbol, ingl. ˈhændˌbɔːl/ [vc. ingl., comp. di hand «mano» e ball «palla»] s. m. inv. (sport) pallamano …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • handball — sustantivo masculino 1. Origen: Argentina, Uruguay. Balonmano …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • handball — ► NOUN 1) a game similar to fives, in which the ball is hit with the hand in a walled court. 2) Soccer illegal touching of the ball with the hand or arm …   English terms dictionary

  • handball — [hand′bôl΄] n. 1. a game in which a small ball is batted against a wall or walls with the hand, alternately by opposing teams of one or two players 2. the small rubber ball used in this game …   English World dictionary

  • Handball — « Hand » et « Handball » redirigent ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Hand (homonymie) et Handball (homonymie). Handball …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Handball — Angriffsszene beim Handballspiel Handball ist ein körperbetontes Spiel. Szene aus einem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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