lob

1
[ lob ]
/ lɒb /

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

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

Tennis. to lob a ball.

noun

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 forms

lob·ber, noun

Definition for lob (2 of 2)

lob

2
[ lob ]
/ lɒb /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lob (1 of 2)

lob

1
/ (lɒb) sport /

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

British Dictionary definitions for lob (2 of 2)

lob

2
/ (lɒb) /

noun

short for lobworm

Word Origin for lob

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