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handball Name of two games played mostly in Ireland and the USA. One is played indoors or outdoors with a hard, small ball by two or four gloved players on courts of one, three, or four walls. A variant of this game that uses wooden rackets is called paddleball. The other game, sometimes called team handball, is played on a court where, between two goals and two goalkeepers, players catch, pass and throw a ball with the object of hurling the ball past the opposing goalkeeper.

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hand·ball / ˈhan(d)ˌbôl/ • n. 1. a game similar to squash in which a ball is hit with the hand in a walled court. ∎  (also team handball) a team game similar to soccer in which the ball is thrown or hit with the hands rather than kicked. ∎  the ball used in these games. 2. Soccer touching of the ball with the hand or arm, constituting a foul.

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