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netball Line breaks: net|ball
Pronunciation: /ˈnɛtbɔːl/

Definition of netball in English:


[mass noun]
1A seven-a-side game in which goals are scored by throwing a ball so that it falls through a netted hoop. By contrast with basketball, a player receiving the ball must stand still until they have passed it to another player.
Example sentences
  • Like with the game we were playing then, it was helping us with throwing and passing, like in a game of basketball or netball.
  • I know that I enjoyed tennis, badminton, table tennis, squash, netball, basket ball and occasionally hockey.
  • Rugby aside, when it comes to football, rugby league, netball, basketball or cricket, New Zealand is invariably the underdog.
1.1 [count noun] The ball used in netball.
Example sentences
  • Mitre provided £35,000 worth of footballs, rugby balls, basketballs, netballs and volleyballs in another initiative that saw hundreds of schools across the region benefit.
  • Each week different sports balls were given away - footballs, rugby balls, basketballs, netballs and volleyballs.
  • I run away from netballs, swerve to avoid hockey sticks, grind to a halt in the sack race.
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