goalball

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English[edit]

Two players stretching across the floor to stop the ball from going behind them
Goalball players defending the goal

Etymology[edit]

goal +‎ ball

Noun[edit]

goalball (uncountable)

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  1. A ball game, designed for the blind, in which teams of three players attempt to throw a ball with bells embedded in it into the opposing goal.
    • 2008 June 29, Andrew E. Kramer, “Athletes Disabled by Wars Lead Iraqi Team in World Games”, New York Times:
      And a blind athlete, Qasim Muttar, who was a promising player of goalball — soccer played with a ball that contains bells — died after being run over by an American convoy while crossing a street.