ball-control definition by Webster's New World
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Football designating a style of offensive play designed to gain yardage in small amounts, thereby consuming playing time and keeping the opposing team from using its offensive unit
ball-control definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An offensive strategy, as in football, in which a team tries to keep possession of the ball as long as possible so as to limit the opposition's chances to score.