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volley

noun
 
 
/ˈvɒli/
[C] in sports, a kick or hit in which a player returns a ball before it touches the groundTennis and racket sportsGeneral terms used in ball sports
a volley of shots/gunfire, etc a lot of bullets shot at the same time: A volley of bullets ripped through the floorboards.Bullets and cartridges
a volley of abuse/complaints, etc a lot of insults/complaints, etc said at the same timeMasses and large amounts of things
Translations of “volley”
in Korean 발리킥…
in Arabic ضَرب الكُرة قَبل أن تَلمِس الأرض…
in French volée…
in Turkish vole…
in Italian volée…
in Chinese (Traditional) 子彈, (槍彈的)齊射,群射…
in Russian удар с лета…
in Polish wolej…
in Spanish volea, descarga, aluvión…
in Portuguese voleio…
in German der Flugschlag, die Salve…
in Catalan volea…
in Japanese (球技の)ボレー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 子弹, (枪弹的)齐射,群射…
(Definition of volley noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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