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volleyball

[vol-ee-bawl] /ˈvɒl iˌbɔl/
noun
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.
Origin of volleyball
1895-1900
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900; volley + ball1
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volleyball

/ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl/
noun
1.
a game in which two teams hit a large ball back and forth over a high net with their hands
2.
the ball used in this game
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Word Origin and History for volleyball
n.

1896, from volley + ball (n.1).

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