1 rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise" [syn: fusillade, salvo, burst]
2 a tennis return made by hitting the ball before it bounces [ant: ground stroke]
1 be dispersed in a volley; "gun shots volleyed at the attackers"
2 hit before it touches the ground; "volley the tennis ball"
3 discharge in, or as if in, a volley; "the attackers volleyed gunshots at the civilians"
4 make a volley
5 utter rapidly; "volley a string of curses"
shot in which the ball is played before it hits the ground
- Croatian: volej
- To fire a volley of shots
- In the context of "sport|transitive": To hit the ball before it touches the ground
- To be fired in a volley
- In the context of "sport|intransitive": To make a volley
- In military parlance a volley is a simultaneous discharge of
weapons, such as a volley of musket fire, or a broadside from a warship.
- See Volley gun.
- In a number of ball games a volley is a ball that is received and delivered without touching the ground.
- It is also a slang/jocular/derogatory term for members of a Volunteer fire department.
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