lob
Pronunciation Verb

lob (lobs, present participle lobbing; past and past participle lobbed)

  1. To throw or hit a ball into the air in a high arch.
    The guard lobbed a pass just over the defender.
    The tennis player lobbed the ball, which was a costly mistake.
  2. (colloquial) To throw.
  3. (colloquial) To put, place
    Lob it in the pot.
  4. (sports) To hit, kick, or throw a ball over another player in a game.
  5. (obsolete, transitive) To let fall heavily or lazily.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene ii]:
      And their poor jades / Lob down their heads.
Translations
  • French: lancer haut, lancer en chandelle, lobber, faire un lob
  • Italian: tirare un pallonetto
Noun

lob (plural lobs)

  1. (ball sports) A pass or stroke which arches high into the air.
    The guard launched a desperate lob over the outstretched arms of the defender.
Translations Noun

lob (plural lobs)

  1. A lump.
  2. (obsolete) A country bumpkin; a yokel.
  3. A clumsy person.
  4. The person who comes last in a race.
  5. A lobworm.
Noun

lob (plural lobs)

  1. A fish, the European pollock.
Verb

lob (lobs, present participle lobbing; past and past participle lobbed)

  1. (mining) To cob (chip off unwanted pieces of stone).

LOB
Noun

lob (plural lobs)

  1. (databases) Abbreviation of large#English|large object#English|object.
  2. line of business
Translations


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