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libero

libero n. in volleyball, a restricted, roaming back row player. Etymological Note: From Italian adj. libero ‘free,’ a shortened form of battitore libero ‘free beater,’ a similar position in soccer that originated with a Milanese team in the late...

libero

libero  n.— «According to the new rules, each team can register one specialised defensive player “libero,” who is restricted to performing as a back row player, not hitting an attack, serving, blocking or attempting to block...

libero

libero  n.— «One of the additions was the libero. It’s an Italian word meaning “free”…can come in at any time in the back row without counting against the team’s substitution limit.» —“Gophers, Gentil geared up for...

Utah claw

Utah claw  n.— «Actually, it was a “Utah Claw” that led to Roy Horn’s injury. According to the owner of the Mirage, the tiger became distracted by a woman with big hair in the front row. (I can sympathize; I also can’t help but...