Meaning of lob ball in English:

lob ball


  • 1(in sport) a ball thrown or hit in a high arc.

    1. 1.1North American mass noun A variety of softball in which the ball is pitched underarm and must travel in an arc before reaching the batter.
      • ‘he was an avid fan of sports, playing lob ball at the Riverside sports club’
    2. 1.2Canadian (typically in a political context) a question that is easy to answer, especially one that is asked in order to make the respondent appear competent.
      ‘it wasn't a gotcha question, it was kind of a lob ball’
      • ‘they threw him the most obsequious of lob ball questions’