drop ball

drop ball

[′dräp ‚bȯl]
(engineering)
A ball, weighing 3000-4000 pounds (1400-1800 kilograms), dropped from a crane through about 20-33 feet (6-10 meters) onto oversize quarry stones left after blasting; this method is used to avoid secondary blasting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Mayor Nonato Abrenica issued a memorandum to barangay captains on Thursday allowing card games or any gambling activity except for sakla and drop ball, during wakes.
From the coming season, when a drop ball is required, referees will drop the ball to the team that last touched the ball.
Drop ball If play is stopped inside the penalty area, the ball will be dropped for the goalkeeper.
The team which last touched the ball will be presented with it at the drop ball, with opposing players having to stand at least four metres away.
Other notably changes include a drop ball if the ball strikes a match official and possession changes, banning attackers from joining a defensive wall and the removal of a requirement that the ball must leave the penalty area in a goal-kick situation.
PAUL HANLON has claimed ref Bobby Madden ordered Hibs not to contest a drop ball as they chased an equaliser in the closing stages of Sunday's controversial defeat to Rangers.
An Aiza Maizo-Pontillas drop ball and an attack error from Patty Orendain broke a 31-all deadlock in the fourth frame to force a decider.
Keates continued: "He's given a drop ball (after the second decision), because it is easier for him to give a drop ball than the right decision when it is our throw in.
The Bohs players and supporters were left incensed when O'Donnell retained possession after play resumed with a drop ball following an injury to Gypsies defender, Dan Byrne.
Johnson accused Wolves central defender Danny Batth of unsporting behaviour for not playing a drop ball back to goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell after the game had been stopped when City's Luke Freeman was injured.
Then he appeared to throw a drop ball into the path of Hibs' Liam Fontaine in the build-up to the Easter Road side's goal.
Gerona, Tarlac - Residents, church-goers and parents have condemned the reopening of a gambling joint featuring drop ball betting tables right inside the St.