Definition of handball noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhændbɔːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhændbɔːl//
    Soccer, Games
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  1. 1[uncountable] (also US English team handball) a team game for two teams of seven players, usually played indoors, in which players try to score goals by throwing a ball with their hand See related entries: Games
  2. 2[uncountable] (North American English) a game in which players hit a small ball against a wall with their hand
  3. 3[countable, uncountable] (in football (soccer )) the offence of touching the ball with your hands a penalty for handball See related entries: Soccer
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