Volley

Definition of Volley

Vol´ley
n.1.A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms.
2.A burst or emission of many things at once; as, a volley of words.
3.(Tennis) A return of the ball before it touches the ground.
Half volley
a - (Tennis) A return of the ball immediately after is has touched the ground.
b - (Cricket) A sending of the ball so that after touching the ground it flies towards the top of the wicket.
On the volley
at random.
- R. A. Proctor.
Volley gun
a gun with several barrels for firing a number of shots simultaneously; a kind of mitrailleuse.
- Massinger.
v. t.1.To discharge with, or as with, a volley.
[imp. & p. p. Volleyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Volleying.]
v. i.1.To be thrown out, or discharged, at once; to be discharged in a volley, or as if in a volley; to make a volley or volleys.
2.(Tennis) To return the ball before it touches the ground.

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