how to pronounce handball

/ˈhændˌbɔːl/

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handball is pronounced in two syllables

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hændbɔːl

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meanings of handball

noun:

  1. The offence of a player other than the goalkeeper touching the ball with the hand or arm on the field during play.
  2. An act of passing a football by holding it with one hand and hitting it with the other.
  3. A schoolyard game in which a tennis ball is struck with the hand, played on a improvised court on the asphalt or pavement.
  4. The small rubber ball used in this sport.
  5. The medium-sized inflated ball used in this sport.
  6. A team sport where two teams of seven players each (six players and a goalkeeper) pass and bounce a ball trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team.
  7. A sport in which players alternately strike the ball against a wall with their hand. Irish and American variants have slightly different rules.

verb:

  1. To insert a hand into someone's anus.
  2. To illegally touch the ball with the hand or arm.
  3. To (legally) pass a football by holding it with one hand and hitting it with the other.
  4. To manually load or unload a container, trailer, or to otherwise manually move bulk goods (often on pallets) from one type of transport receptacle to another.

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