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ballhawk Syllabification: ball·hawk
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlˌhôk/

Definition of ballhawk in English:


North American informal
A skilled ball player, in particular a football or basketball player adept at stealing or intercepting the ball or an outfielder in baseball skilled at catching fly balls.
Example sentences
  • He such an instinctive player, a ballhawk in that sense.
  • Both are ballhawks that study more film than most other defensive players.
  • Now Green is a ballhawk who ranks among the better strong safeties as a pass defender.


Example sentences
  • The team desperately needs defensive playmakers and would love to find a ballhawking cornerback.
  • Now he has to take on a ballhawking Ravens defense.
  • Defensively, they need a ballhawking safety, an interior pass rusher and more speed at linebacker.
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