Definition of korfball in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːfbɔːl/


[mass noun]
A game similar to basketball, played by teams each consisting of six men and six women.
Example sentences
  • There were soccer matches, netball, indigenous games, korfball, basketball, handball, volleyball and skaters, as well as boxing, kickboxing and body-building demonstrations.
  • In korfball one may shoot at the korf when undefended, so you have got to move like heck to get open.
  • If you like to play hard and party hard, boy or girl, then korfball will be for you!


Early 20th century: from Dutch korfbal, from korf 'basket' + bal 'ball'.

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