Definition of dead ball in English:

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dead ball

Pronunciation: /ˈded ˌbôl/


A ball that has gone out of play or is declared to be out of play.
Example sentences
  • The ball careened back into fair territory and was caught by pitcher Kip Wells but was ruled a dead ball by plate umpire Travis Katzenmeier.
  • The player may re-enter the game at the first dead ball after the 5-minute penalty has elapsed.
  • ‘Some years ago when playing amateur football, I retrieved a dead ball from off the pitch, carried it back on and handed it to my goalie,’ Craig Thomas told us a few weeks ago.

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