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ball control

noun Sports.
  1. a team's ability to maintain possession of the ball on offense.
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Origin of ball control

First recorded in 1925–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ball control

Historical Examples

  • Chet reached for the ball-control, moved it, and swung their ship in a slow, rotary motion.

    The Finding of Haldgren

    Charles Willard Diffin

  • 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