Crossword clues for volleyball
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 (context uncountable English) A game played on a rectangular court between two teams of two to six players which involves striking a ball back and forth over a net. 2 (context countable English) The inflated ball used in such a game.
n. a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands [syn: volleyball game]
an inflated ball used in playing volleyball
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since 1964.
The complete rules are extensive. But simply, play proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a 'rally' by serving the ball (tossing or releasing it and then hitting it with a hand or arm), from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively. Typically, the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court.
The rally continues, with each team allowed as many as three consecutive touches, until either (1): a team makes a kill, grounding the ball on the opponent's court and winning the rally; or (2): a team commits a fault and loses the rally. The team that wins the rally is awarded a point, and serves the ball to start the next rally. A few of the most common faults include:
- causing the ball to touch the ground or floor outside the opponents' court or without first passing over the net;
- catching and throwing the ball;
- double hit: two consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same player;
- four consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same team;
- net foul: touching the net during play;
- foot fault: the foot crosses over the boundary line when serving.
The ball is usually played with the hands or arms, but players can legally strike or push (short contact) the ball with any part of the body.
A number of consistent techniques have evolved in volleyball, including spiking and blocking (because these plays are made above the top of the net, the vertical jump is an athletic skill emphasized in the sport) as well as passing, setting, and specialized player positions and offensive and defensive structures.
Volleyball may refer to:
- Volleyball, an indoor team sport
- Beach volleyball, an outdoor pairs team sport
- Volleyball (ball), the ball used in volleyball
- Volleyball (video game), an NES videogame
- A sport similar to standard volleyball, see Volleyball variations
Volleying a ball, a maneuver used in several sports using balls
- Volley (football)
- Volley (tennis)
- The bullet used in a volley gun
A volleyball is a ball used to play indoor volleyball, beach volleyball, or other less common variations of the sport. Volleyballs are round and traditionally consist of eighteen nearly rectangular panels of synthetic or genuine leather, arranged in six identical sections of three panels each, wrapped around a bladder. However, in 2008, the FIVB adopted as its official indoor ball a new Mikasa with dimples and only eight panels for a softer touch and truer flight. A valve permits the internal air pressure to be adjusted.
is a volleyball video game developed by Nintendo and Pax Softnica and released by Nintendo for the Family Computer Disk System and Nintendo Entertainment System. Originally released in 1986, it was re-released for the Wii Virtual Console in Europe on August 10, 2007 and in North America on August 21, 2007. It is part of the NES Sports Series.
Usage examples of "volleyball".
This was the magic and mystery of a locker room, steam room, massage table, or of a coeducational volleyball game in a nudist colony.
Ideas began to float around the crowd amid cheers, and Brett took notes: more fun time, more access to the food, less homework, no homework, volleyball games that could actually be won, no restrictions on which dorms to sleep in.
HQ, past the heavier door to the tiled lattice of hallways to the squash and racquetball courts and one volleyball court and the airy corpus callosum of 24 high-ceiling tennis courts endowed by an M.
And a note from the gym that he hadn't carded in his preferred time slot and was he interested in team volleyball?
He was interested in the future of the playground equipment: the cracked-clay volleyball court, the field-hockey field, and the basketball backboards and hoops — the nets were long since rotted away.
He was interested in the future of the playground equipment: the cracked-clay volleyball court, the field-hockey field, and the basketball backboards and hoops—the nets were long since rotted away.
If Jinx Fairchild takes note that there are never more than two or three Negroes on any Hammond sports team, football, basket ball, volleyball, nor, during basketball games, more than four Negroes on the court at a single time, he says nothing to his white teammates or to his coach but wonders is it a written down rule the Man abides by here in upstate New York or maybe everywhere?
Gina said, her voice as youthful and breathless and perkily excited as if she were announcing the score in a game of beach volleyball.
But before she could finish telling him about John, his wife and kids, his career as a fireman, his penchant for barbecues and beach volleyball, and their family traditions, hoping that some of it at least would be translatable from a cultural standpoint, the boy Christopher raced past and tripped over Kà.
Now there's a double-decker baseball stadium, an athletic field house, championship clay tennis courts, beach volleyball (sixty miles from the nearest natural beach), and a parking lot for thirty-five hundred automobiles.
The only thing that saved it was the picture on the front, penguins playing beach volleyball, complete with kiddie penguins making sand castles to one side.
Last time she and Wylie visited they played a riotous game of badminton, toured the garden, admired the cabbage, drove to Lake Vista, paddled canoes, marveled at the leaping fish, sat at a charred picnic table on Succotash Hill amid a dusky swarm of hungry bugs and watched the dying sun bleed spectacularly into a clean blue blotter, invoked their famous college years: the bed sheet out the window, the lighter fluid under the door, naked volleyball, the filled condom tied to the police car door handle.
Already a gymnasium, a synthe-sun deck, and a zero-G volleyball court had come and gone.
Some of the discontented motorists would rather have been hang gliding, while others wanted everyone on the road to be advised that they would have preferred to have been spiking a volleyball, climbing a mountain, sailing a boat, riding a mule, picking wild mushrooms, playing bridge, square dancing, or building the Eiffel Tower out of toothpicks.
He was distracted by his own voice making some totally lame joke about Wilson the Volleyball in Castaway deserving the best supporting Oscar.