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boccia Line breaks: boc¦cia
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒtʃə/

Definition of boccia in English:


[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
More example sentences
  • "Another eye opener was the high skill level in the boccia, where the athletes combatted serious disability."
  • "I first heard of boccia when I left school," says Peter, "and I've been playing it for about seven years now."
  • Dispaltro initially hesitated in transitioning from the physically demanding sport of wheelchair rugby to the more cerebral boccia.
1.1 variant spelling of bocce. [as modifier]: there are tennis courts, bowling alleys, boccia lanes, and a golf course
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  • A New England boccia tournament will be held Sunday, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Newport Motor Inn.
  • Boccia is one of the fastest growing sports in Newport County.
  • Members of the local sports club presented Pope John Paul with a bronze and marble trophy of a hand throwing a boccia ball.


Italian, literally 'ball'.

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