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Held Ball: When two opposing players both possess the basketball but neither one can gain sole possession. In the NBA, the ball is blown dead and a jump ball restarts play. College teams use the altern . . . View Full Definition
Jump Ball: A jump ball starts every game and occurs when a referee tosses the ball into the air between two players from opposite teams. During games a jump ball is called when two players from opposit . . . View Full Definition
Junk Ball: A deliberate yet poor quality stroke producing a slower and harder-to-predict return that is introduced deliberately to upset the flow of the opposition.
K-Mart Ball: Derogatory name for a ball that hits poorly or is ill fitting.
Kill The Ball: To take the spin off the ball, resulting in a straight shot. Often used to maximimize accuracy on easy spare leaves.
House Ball: A ball provided by the center to its customers. Usually, but not always, they are of less quality than modern high tech equipment, usually polyester or hard urethane, not resin. Sometimes us . . . View Full Definition
Hitting The Big Ball Before The Little Ball: Another phrase for hitting the ball fat (the big ball being the earth)
Held-To-Maturity Securities: Debt securities purchased by an investor with the intent of holding the securities until they mature.
Highballs: Any liquor served with ice, soda, plain water, ginger-ale or other carbonated beverages.
Hit Up On The Ball: The act at the release point of coming through the ball with a strong finger release; a ball that is hit hard will tend to be very powerful; used to describe a good release feeling .. I real . . . View Full Definition