Lob definition

lŏb
To hit, throw, or propel in a high arc.

Lob a beach ball; lob a tennis shot over an opponent's head.

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A soft underhand toss.
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To move heavily or clumsily.
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(brit., dial.) A big, slow, clumsy person.
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To throw, toss, etc. in a high curve.
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To move heavily and clumsily.
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To lob a ball.
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(1) See BLOB.
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(computing, databases) Abbreviation of Oracle Large Object.
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A ball hit, thrown, or propelled in a high arc.
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(slang) A clumsy dull person; a lout.
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(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.
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To hit a ball in a high arc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lob
Plural:
lobs

Origin of lob

  • Originally, to act like a lout, hang heavily, move clumsily from lob lout, something heavy and pendulous, lump from Middle English lob pollack, lout Middle Low German Middle Dutch lobbe, lubbe hanging lip, probably ultimately of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition