Handball

Noun

  • (countable, soccer) The offence of touching the ball with the hands.
  • (countable, Australian Rules Football) An act of passing a football by holding it with one hand and hitting it with the other.
  • (countable) The small rubber ball used in the sport of handball.
  • (countable, US) The small rubber ball used in this sport.
  • (uncountable) 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.
  • (uncountable, US, Ireland) A sport in which players alternately strike the ball against a wall with their hand. Irish and American variants have slightly different rules.

Verb

  • To manually load or unload a container, trailer, or to otherwise manually move bulk goods (often on pallets) from one type of transport receptacleto another.
  • (sexuality, slang) To insert a hand into someone's anus.
  • (Australian Rules Football) To (legally) pass a football by holding it with one hand and hitting it with the other.
  • (soccer) To illegally touch the ball with the hand or arm.

    "If the defender handballs in the penalty area, a penalty is awarded."

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