Definition of dead ball in English:
A ball that has gone out of play or is declared to be out of play.
- 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.
Definition of dead ball in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia