See also: longball
- (soccer) A kick in which the ball is kicked over the heads of other players into an empty space, into which an attacker is moving.
2011 September 2, “Wales 2-1 Montenegro”, in BBC:
- Welsh nerves continued to jangle as Blake let a long ball bounce over his head and only Wayne Hennessey's swift advance from his line prevented Mirko Vucinic sneaking in.
- (baseball) A home run
2007, Gary Gillette and Pete Palmer, The 2007 Espn Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, Sterling Publishing Company, ISBN 9781402747717, page 1038:
- In the 1970s Seaver knew that batters could connect for a long ball at almost any time, so he had to be able to reach back and strike a hitter out if necessary.
- (basketball) A three-point shot.