Definition Of lob


(chiefly in tennis) a ball hit in a high arc over an opponent.

Within seven minutes of the start Dalglish scored with a lob , striking the ball from the edge of the box without even looking up.

throw or hit (a ball or missile) in a high arc.

he lobbed the ball over their heads

Example Of lob

  • A guy throws me a ball from second base, just a lob , and I missed it.

  • A long ball over the top saw Shrimps' top scorer Carlton outpace the defence to lob home keeper John Kennedy with just six minutes remaining.

  • A lovely ball through from Brian Pennington found Danny Harris who beat the offside trap to lob the advancing goalkeeper and put the home side two up.

  • After a second kick, Isaac Kungoane forced a save from goalkeeper Simon Gopane with an attempted lob .

  • Al's return shot was a weak lob at the net, a shot that could be put away with a big overhead smash, the way a Gonzales might finish off an opponent.

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