- One who throws or hits/kicks a ball in a high arc.
Variant of lob
- Brit., Dialectal a big, slow, clumsy person
- Cricket a slow underhand throw
- Tennis a stroke in which the ball is sent high into the air, usually so as to drop into the back of the opponent's court
Origin of lobMiddle English lobbe- (in lobbe-keling, large codfish), heavy, thick, akin to Old English lobbe, spider, East Frisian Middle Low German lobbe, hanging lump of flesh, Old High German luppa, lumpy mass ; from Indo-European base (s)leubh-, to hang loosely from source sloven
- to move heavily and clumsily: often with along
- to lob a ball