lobber, n.
/lob/, v., lobbed, lobbing, n.
1. Tennis. to hit (a ball) in a high arc to the back of the opponent's court.
2. to fire (a missile, as a shell) in a high trajectory so that it drops onto a target.
3. Cricket. to bowl (the ball) with a slow underhand motion.
4. to throw (something) slowly in an arc.
5. Tennis. to lob a ball.
6. Tennis. a ball hit in a high arc to the back of the opponent's court.
7. Cricket. a ball bowled with a slow underhand motion.
8. Brit. Dial. a slow, heavy, dull-witted person.
[1325-75; in earlier sense, to behave like a lob (ME lobbe, lob bumpkin, clumsy person, orig. pollack; OE: spider; basic sense, something pendulous); c. MLG, MD lobbe dangling part, stockfish, etc.]
/lob/, n.

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