Baseball. an outfielder with outstanding defensive skills, especially at fielding fly balls.
Sports. a defensive player, as in basketball or football, who excels in gaining possession of the ball.
- Ball hockey
noun (Canadian) a game similar to ice hockey, but played on foot on a hard surface without ice, using a hard plastic ball instead of a puck
- Ball ice
floating balls of slushy ice formed at sea.
- Ball indicator
bank indicator. a flight instrument that measures the angle of roll about an aircraft’s horizontal axis, thereby indicating whether or not the aircraft is skidding or slipping.
- Ball is in someone’s court, the
ball is in someone’s court, the sentence The next action, decision, response, etc, belongs to the person or persons indicated: That’s my offer. The ball is in your court [1960s+; fr tennis]