Definition of boccia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɒtʃə/


[mass noun]
1A game similar to bocce, played by competitors who have a physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair: youngsters from special schools in the area will also take part in boccia
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  • Bagenalstown's Sydney Paralympic gold medal winner in boccia Gabriel Shelly will receive the Outstanding Achievement award at the Sports Stars function.
  • The SAR contested the ladies' wheelchair fencing, judo and boccia events for the first time.
  • Joe Barton went away clutching two medals after winning the boccia and finishing second in the swimming.
1.1 variant spelling of bocce. [as modifier]: there are tennis courts, bowling alleys, boccia lanes, and a golf course
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  • In addition, count in tennis, tobogganing, ice skating, horseback riding, boccia courts, bowling alleys, miniature golf courses, horse-drawn sleds, one-man sledding, and 30 official miles of glorious wooded hiking trails.
  • Members of the local sports club presented Pope John Paul with a bronze and marble trophy of a hand throwing a boccia ball.
  • Boccia is one of the fastest growing sports in Newport County.


Italian, literally 'ball'.

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