netball

[ net-bawl ]
/ ˈnɛtˌbɔl /

noun

Tennis. a ball, on a return shot, that hits the top of the net and drops on the other side of the court, thus remaining in play.
British. a game similar to basketball, played with a soccer ball, usually outdoors.

Origin of netball

First recorded in 1895–1900; net1 + ball1
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British Dictionary definitions for netball

netball

/ (ˈnɛtˌbɔːl) /

noun

a team game similar to basketball, played mainly by women

Derived Forms

netballer, noun
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