ball control

noun Sports.

a team's ability to maintain possession of the ball on offense.

Origin of ball control

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ball control

  • He looked once more behind him as if at something that pursued; then swung the ball-control to throw the ship off her course.

    Brood of the Dark Moon|Charles Willard Diffin
  • Chet reached for the ball-control, moved it, and swung their ship in a slow, rotary motion.

    The Finding of Haldgren|Charles Willard Diffin