lob

1
[lob]

verb (used with object), lobbed, lob·bing.

verb (used without object), lobbed, lob·bing.

Tennis. to lob a ball.

noun


Nearby words

  1. loathly,
  2. loathsome,
  3. loathsomely,
  4. loaves,
  5. loaves and fishes,
  6. lobachevski,
  7. lobachevsky,
  8. lobachevsky, nikolai ivanovich,
  9. lobar,
  10. lobar pneumonia

Origin of lob

1
1325–75; in earlier sense, to behave like a lob (Middle English lobbe, lob bumpkin, clumsy person, orig. pollack; Old English: spider; basic sense, something pendulous); cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch lobbe dangling part, stockfish, etc.

Related formslob·ber, noun

lob

2
[lob]

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lob

lob

1

noun

a ball struck in a high arc
cricket a ball bowled in a slow high arc

verb lobs, lobbing or lobbed

to hit or kick (a ball) in a high arc
informal to throw, esp in a high arc

Word Origin for lob

C14: probably of Low German origin, originally in the sense: something dangling; compare Middle Low German lobbe hanging lower lip, Old English loppe spider

noun

short for lobworm

Word Origin for lob

C17 (in the sense: pendulous object): related to lob 1

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