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- n. An act of catching or obtaining possession of the ball in a skilful manner; the action of a ball hawk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit; -- used of a Baseball or basketball or football player.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
- n. a skillful maneuver in catching balls or in stealing the ball from the opposing team
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Atogwe has been described as a ball-hawking safety and has recorded 22 interceptions in six years.
They like to attack the football, and it's a ball-hawking group in the back end.
While Shumpert's defensive versatility and ball-hawking ability may be unnoticed by some, his dunking skills haven't.
Watching football's mad genius, Bill Belichick, try to think his way around San Francisco's ball-hawking beasts would have been the football equivalent of a particle accelerator.
The Redskins played a vulnerable Green Bay Packers team, and after the continued assault by this ball-hawking defense, the Pack suffered more injures that literally crippled their offense.
From mini-camps through summer drills, Williams preached an aggressive, ball-hawking style.
The 5-10 Forbes is also from the Seattle area and shares many of the same ball-hawking, offensive-minded traits with Dean.
Briggs is setting a higher bar than merely reverting to the ball-hawking unit of three and four years ago.
Year award in 2004 with his ball-hawking style that nabbed a league-high nine interceptions, it was the first time in 20 years a safety had earned the honors.
Credit Philadelphia's hard-hitting, ball-hawking defense, and maybe blame the wind gusts a bit.