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A game similar to basketball, played by teams each consisting of four men and four women.
- ‘If you like to play hard and party hard, boy or girl, then korfball will be for you!’
- ‘In korfball one may shoot at the korf when undefended, so you have got to move like heck to get open.’
- ‘There were soccer matches, netball, indigenous games, korfball, basketball, handball, volleyball and skaters, as well as boxing, kickboxing and body-building demonstrations.’
Early 20th century: from Dutch korfbal, from korf ‘basket’ + bal ‘ball’.
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