Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of long ball in English:
(In sport) a ball that is hit, kicked, or thrown a long way.
- Bridge had thrown out a superb long ball to the winger and just when it looked like he was away for his third, play was called back.
- Carragher throws a long ball into the box, which Crouch wins, but he's offside.
- He gives good long balls, but you can't always score from long balls.
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