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half-volley

Syllabification: half-vol·ley

Definition of half-volley in English:

noun

(In ball games, especially tennis) a strike of the ball made immediately after it bounces off the ground.
Example sentences
  • And while Redha Tukar almost levelled immediately with a half-volley, it was the Ukrainians who looked the more likely to add to the scoring as the Saudis panicked whenever the European side pushed forward.
  • Having hit the side-netting as he latched onto Ferreira's pass, he struck a half-volley from the edge of the area that Kirkland managed to take the pace off before Harry Kewell headed off the line.
  • After 34 minutes they forced a corner that Leeds cleared only to the edge of the area, where Julian Gray struck a crisp half-volley that found the net via a deflection from Mills.

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