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Noun: handball  'hand,bol
  1. A game played in a walled court or against a single wall by two or four players who strike a rubber ball with their hands
     
  2. A team sport in which two teams of seven players each (six outfield players and a goalkeeper) pass a ball to throw it into the goal of the other team; a standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team with the most goals scored wins
    - team handball, Olympic handball
     
  3. A small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball

Derived forms: handballs

Type of: ball, ball game, court game

Encyclopedia: Handball