Etymology

1. netball

noun. 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.

Etymology

  • ball (English)
  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • net (English)
  • net (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word netball


1. Determiner
As throwing is such a crucial component of any netball player's game, getting a more powerful pass and shot can drastically increase your worth to the team.

2. Adjective
You chose netball as your sport, so you obviously like to jump, but if you want your team to win, you need to jump higher.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Instead, he must pass the netball to another player in order to move it up the court.

4. Adverb
Don't play netball unless you're prepped with the proper gear.

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