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Handball is the name of several different sports:

  • Team handball, Olympic sport in which two teams try to throw the ball into their opponents' goal
  • American handball, a sport similar to squash where players hit the ball with a hand instead of a racquet, which originates from Gaelic handball
  • Australian handball, similar to the Irish and American versions, with a defined culture and rule set
  • Basque pelota, handball game played in Spain
  • Beach handball, handball on the beach
  • Chinese handball, a variant of American handball popular on the streets of New York City during the 1960s and 70s
  • Fives, a hand ball game played primarily in the United Kingdom
  • Four square, also known as downball in Australia, a game played on two or more squares
  • Frisian handball (keatsen), a game played in Friesland in the northern Netherlands between two teams of three players
  • Gaelic handball, a sport similar to squash where players hit the ball with a hand instead of a racquet
  • Valencian pilota, handball game played in Spain

Handball can also refer to:

Handballing may refer to the sexual act of fisting.


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Proper noun

Handball

  1. handball

Noun

Handball m. (genitive Handballes or Handballes, plural Handbälle)

  1. handball

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Handball (also known as team handball, field handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport similar to football (soccer). Two teams of 7 players each (six players and a goalkeeper) pass and bounce a ball using the hands, trying to throw it into the goal of the other team.








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