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Cricket the flight of such a ball or the ball itself
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



simultaneous firing from several guns, mortars, rocket launchers, carbines, and so on.

It is done at a set signal or command. In a combat situation the volley is used to inflict a sudden and powerful fire strike on the enemy. Volleys of fire are also used for salutes and paying military respects. Terms such as “division volley,” “ship volley,” and others are sometimes used to designate all the fire capabilities of all the unit’s artillery or rifle weapons fired simultaneously.

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A round of holes fired at any one time.
Burst of fire, especially a salute fired by a detachment of riflemen.
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County failed to put any real pressure on the home goal, despite a five-star show by Tony Scully, and Hume extended the lead with only his second touch when he volleyed home in style.
Ellington was first to show after the restart, sending another shot flashing wide, while Teale volleyed Leighton Baines' cross over the bar.
Graham Alexander hit a searching diagonal ball which picked out Jon Macken but, with only Danny Coyne to beat, he volleyed wide.
The League Two side went in front when Lester volleyed home in the 28th minute.
Argyle went ahead after Paul Wotton's corner was volleyed home by Graham Coughlan at the far post.
The Dons turned things around when McLeod volleyed home and Stanton put the ball in his own net.
He's blasted them, headed them, hit them on the run, volleyed, half-volleyed and even bullied a few in.
Scott McGleish shot wide before Gilligan volleyed the Cobblers level from Ian Taylor's cross with seven minutes left.
Redfearn volleyed an opener from an acute angle after 22 minutes of the first half, but Huddersfield came back strong in the early moments of the second half when Jonathan Stead and Ian Hughes both scored to send the Terriers 2-1 up.
Torquay briefly threatened a revival when Kevin Hill volleyed home a 65th-minute David Graham cross.