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ChineseEdit

hand; convenient; ‑er ball; sphere
simp. and trad.
(手球)
anagram 球手

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

手球

  1. handball (team sport)
  2. handball (the offence of touching the ball with hands)

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
たま > だま
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (te, hand) +‎ (tama, ball).

NounEdit

手球 (hiragana てだま, rōmaji tedama)

  1. (billiards, snooker) a cue ball
    • 1990 March 17, Maekawa, Takeshi, “だい120 ひょうかい [Chapter 120: Tiebreaker ⑤]”, in ブレイクショット [Break Shot], volume 13 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 44:
      だまナインボールをちょくげき———ナインボールはコーナーポケットへいっちょくせん———
      Tedama ga nain bōru o chokugeki———‼ Nain bōru wa kōnā poketto e itchokusen———‼
      The cue ball hits the ⑨ ball directly———‼ The ⑨ ball’s going straight to the corner pocket———‼

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