(in sports, esp. tennis or soccer) Strike or kick (the ball) before it touches the ground
he volleyed home the ball
Score (a goal) with such a shot
(in tennis and similar games) Play a pregame point, sometimes in order to determine who will serve first
Utter or discharge in quick succession
the dog was volleying joyful barks
A number of bullets, arrows, or other projectiles discharged at one time
the infantry let off a couple of volleys
A series of utterances directed at someone in quick succession
he unleashed a volley of angry questions
An exchange of shots
(in sports, esp. tennis or soccer) A strike or kick of the ball made before it touches the ground
be dispersed in a volley; "gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
fusillade: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
hit before it touches the ground; "volley the tennis ball"
a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces
make a volley
utter rapidly; "volley a string of curses"
A volley is an air-borne strike in association football, where a player's feet meets and directs the ball in an angled direction before it has time to reach the ground. A volley can be extremely hard to aim and requires good foot-eye coordination and timing.
A volley in tennis is a shot that is hit before the ball bounces on the ground. Generally a player hits a volley while standing near the net, although there are instances where it is executed farther back, in the middle of the tennis court or even near the baseline.
an intense barrage of shells or rockets.
Kicking the ball in or out of mid-air.
To hit the ball before it bounces on your side of the table. It results in an immediate loss of the point.
any ball kicked by a player when it is off the ground.
the simultaneous discharge of a number of firearms or MISSILEs, also called "volley fire"; compare SALVO, FUSILLADE, BROADSIDE, ENFILADE, STORM, DRUMFIRE, IN THE AIR, AT CLOSE QUARTERS, SALUTE. ...
striking the ball before it lands, difficult skill to master but very powerful
A kick that is made without the ball touching the ground.
usually deflecting the ball at the net.
A stroke made by hitting a ball before it has touched the ground. Normally done inside the service line.
A shot played before the ball has bounced
A technique of striking the ball, generally with the instep. See also half/full volley.
A shot played above the head with two hands. On the beach, this shot has to be played perfectly or you automatically loose the point/rally. A perfect volley will usually result in the ball flying through the air without spinning. ...
n. 1. A term used in tennis or squash meaning to strike the ball with your racket without allowing it to bounce on the ground. The also leads to the term half-volley which occurs when you do not properly volley the ball, but rather strike it on the short hop.
A volley is keeping the ball in play and returning it to your opponent without committing any playing faults.
How a British person would pronounce the word “Valley”
forehand or backhand stroke executed at the net before the ball bounces, the racquet moving in a punching motion.