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Noun: ball hawking
  1. A skilful manoeuvre in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team
Adjective: ball-hawking
  1. (football) used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
    "a ball-hawking centre fielder"

See also: skilled

Type of: maneuver [US], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], play