noun Date: 1896 a game played by volleying an inflated ball over a net; also the ball used in this game

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  • volleyball — / vɔlibɔl/, it. / volibol/ (o volley ballovolley) locuz. ingl. (propr. lancio al volo della palla ), usata in ital. come s.m. (sport.) [gioco di palla che si disputa tra due squadre di sei giocatori ciascuna su un campo diviso in due parti uguali …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • volleyball — (n.) 1896, from VOLLEY (Cf. volley) + BALL (Cf. ball) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • volleyball — DEFINICIJA v. volejbol …   Hrvatski jezični portal

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  • volleyball — /vol ee bawl /, n. 1. a game for two teams in which the object is to keep a large ball in motion, from side to side over a high net, by striking it with the hands before it touches the ground. 2. the ball used in this game. [1895 1900, Amer.;… …   Universalium

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