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
- (basketball) A three-point shot.