Definition of dead ball in English:

dead ball

Syllabification: dead ball

noun

Sports
  • A ball that has gone out of play or is declared to be out of play.
    More 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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