from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A game similar to volleyball played on a four-walled court with a ball the same size as but harder than a volleyball that is allowed to bounce once off the ceiling or once off the walls before being returned over the net.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fast-paced sport, sometimes called rebound volleyball, similar to volleyball.


Blend of wall and volleyball.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Invented by Joe Garcia in 1979; from wall and volleyball. (Wiktionary)


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