a team's ability to maintain possession of the ball on offense.
Origin of ball control
First recorded in 1925–30
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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