Ace: A serve that lands in the opponent's court without being touched.
Attack: An attempt by a player to win a point by hitting the ball over the net.
Attack line: A line three metres from the net which marks the limit for where a back-row player may advance to hit a ball from above the net.
Block: To block an opposing player from spiking the ball by jumping at the net with arms in the air.
Chuck: Pousser ou lancer la balle plutôt que de la frapper (argot).
Crossing space: The zone above the net and between two antennae through which the ball must pass during a rally.
Dig: A defensive move in which both arms are placed together in an attempt to bounce a hard-hit ball up into the air.
End line: A back boundary line of the court.
Facial: A boom or spike that hits an opponent in the face (slang).
Fault: A foul or error which results in the loss of the rally.
Ground: To hit the ball to the ground, preferably on the other team's court.
Heater: A hard-hit or spiked ball (slang).
Hit: To touch the ball as an offensive player, one of three "hits" allowed a team in getting the ball back over the net.
Hold: To let the ball settle into the hands briefly on a shot instead of releasing it immediately.
Kill: To smash the ball overarm into the opponent's court; also called a "spike".
Kong: A one-handed block, named after King Kong's style of swatting biplanes in the original King Kong movie (slang).
Lip: A good dig (slang).
Match: A series of sets to determine a winner.
Mintonette: The original name for volleyball.
Missile: A spike or serve hit out of bounds (slang).
Rally: The exchange of plays that decides each point.
Screen: To impede the opponent's view of the ball during the serve.
Serve: The stroke used to put the ball in play at the start of each rally.
Set: 1. The part of a match completed when one side has scored enough points to win a single contest. 2. To position the ball so a team-mate can attack.
Setter: A player who excels in setting up team-mates to attack.
Sideline: A side boundary line on a court.
Spade: An ace (slang).
Spike: To smash the ball overarm into the opponent's court; also called a "kill".
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