Definitions

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  • n. A women's sport derived from basketball.
  • n. The ball used in this sport.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A team game that resembles basketball; a soccer ball is to be thrown so that it passes through a ring on the top of a post.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
  • n. a team game that resembles basketball; a soccer ball is to be thrown so that it passes through a ring on the top of a post

Etymologies

net +‎ ball (Wiktionary)

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  • Can't believe this hadn't been listed before.

    December 8, 2010

  • It's an olympic sport! When I was in school all the girls played netball. It's very common in the UK and Australia.

    I tried it once and I've got to say it seems a bit stupid. Basically it's like basketball but you're not allowed to move while you're holding the ball, and you're not allowed to jump when you shoot.

    December 8, 2010

  • I had never heard of this womens' sport derived from basketball. Had you? I'm curious about it.

    December 8, 2010