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A serve that lands in the opponent''s court without being touched.
An attempt by a player to win a point by hitting the ball over the net.
A line three metres from the net which marks the limit for where a back-row player may advance to hit a ball from above the net.
To block an opposing player from spiking the ball by jumping at the net with arms in the air.
Pousser ou lancer la balle plutôt que de la frapper (argot).
The zone above the net and between two antennae through which the ball must pass during a rally.
A defensive move in which both arms are placed together in an attempt to bounce a hard-hit ball up into the air.
A back boundary line of the court.
A boom or spike that hits an opponent in the face (slang).
A foul or error which results in the loss of the rally.
To hit the ball to the ground, preferably on the other team''s court.
A hard-hit or spiked ball (slang).
To touch the ball as an offensive player, one of three "hits" allowed a team in getting the ball back over the net.
To let the ball settle into the hands briefly on a shot instead of releasing it immediately.
To smash the ball overarm into the opponent''s court; also called a "spike".
A one-handed block, named after King Kong''s style of swatting biplanes in the original King Kong movie (slang).
A good dig (slang).
A series of sets to determine a winner.
The original name for volleyball.
A spike or serve hit out of bounds (slang).
The exchange of plays that decides each point.
To impede the opponent''s view of the ball during the serve.
The stroke used to put the ball in play at the start of each rally.
1. The part of a match completed when one side has scored enough points to win a single contest. 2. To position the ball so a team-mate can attack.
A player who excels in setting up team-mates to attack.
A side boundary line on a court.
An ace (slang).
To smash the ball overarm into the opponent''s court; also called a "kill".
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