- to make or stroke with a half volley.
Origin of half-volley
- (in tennis, racquets, etc.) a stroke in which the ball is hit the moment it bounces from the ground.
Origin of half volley
Examples from the Web for half-volley
Historical Examples of half-volley
A half-volley came down from the pavilion end—a half-volley and off the wicket.The Hill
Horace Annesley Vachell
He bowled me a half-volley on the off the first ball I had in a school match.
The last ball of the over, a half-volley to leg, he lifted over the other boundary.
At last he mis-hit a half-volley and was caught in the deep for seventy-two.The Loom of Youth
Janet made a powerful stroke at it, apparently thinking it was a half-volley.The Girls of St. Cyprian's
- a stroke or shot in which the ball is hit immediately after it bounces
- to hit or kick (a ball) immediately after it bounces