Definition of through ball in English:

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through ball

noun

Soccer
A forward pass which goes through the opposing team’s defence.
Example sentences
  • He had missed out similarly on a sumptuous through ball from David Beckham in the friendly with Hungary.
  • Everton have used his pace to turn opposition defences, and the through ball has yielded dividends in conjunction with this speed.
  • A re-organised midfield began to take control, sending a number of through balls to the pacy forward line.
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