(in tennis, racquets, etc.) a stroke in which the ball is hit the moment it bounces from the ground.
half-vol•leyPronunciation: (haf'vol"ē, häf'-), [key]
—v.t., v.i., -leyed, -ley•ing.
to make or stroke with a half volley.
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