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Glossary of Volleyball Terms

Just heard a word that is unfamiliar? Find the definitions of several common volleyball terms here.

Ace

Antenna

Approach

Assist

Attack

Attack Line

Backcourt

Back Row Attack

Back Set

Biq

Block

Block Assist

Block Attempt

Bump

Center Line

Closing the Block

Cross-Court Shot

Cut Shot

Decoy

Dig

Dink

Dive

Double Block

Double Hit

Double Quick

Down Ball

Dump

Error

Facial

First Referee

Five-One

Five Set

Float Serve

Foot Fault

Forearm Pass

Four Hits

Four Set

Four-Two

Free Ball

Game

Held Ball

Hit

Hitting Percentage

Hole

In

Jump Serve

Joust

Jungle Ball

Kill

Kong Block

Left Side Hitter

Libero

Lift

Line Shot

Linesman

Let Serve

Middle Blocker

Mintonette

Net

Off-Speed Hit

One Set

Open-Hand Tip

Opposite

Out

Outside Hitter

Over

Overhand Pass

Overhand Serve

Overlap

Pancake

Pass

Penetration

Pepper

Perimeter Defense

Pipe

Quick Set

Rally

Ready Position

Rally Scoring

Red Card

Referee

Reverse Coed

Right Side Hitter

Roll

Roll Shot

Roof

Rotation

Rotation Defense

Screen

Seam

Second Referee

Serve

Service Error

Serve

Setter

Shag

Shank

Shoot Set

Side Out

Side Out Scoring

Six Pack

Six-Two Offense

Sky Ball

Slide

Spike

Stuff Block

Swing Block

Technical Time Out

Ten Foot Line

Three Meter Line

Three Set

Tip

Tool

Touch

Triple Block

Two Set

Under

Underhand Serve

Up

Volley

Wipe

X

Yellow Card

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