Definition of jump ball in English:

jump ball

Syllabification: jump ball


  • A ball put in play by the referee, who throws it up between two opposing players.
    More example sentences
    • The ref called a jump ball but neither player let go.
    • Two players go for a jump ball in the back of the end zone, both land out of bounds and the defensive back stands up with the ball.
    • At the jump ball, Flynn managed to swat the ball quickly towards Lake.

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