Definition of volley:
- A burst or emission of many things at once; as, a volley of words.
- A flight of missiles, as arrows, bullets, or the like; the simultaneous discharge of a number of small arms.
- A return of the ball before it touches the ground.
- A sending of the ball full to the top of the wicket.
- To be thrown out, or discharged, at once; to be discharged in a volley, or as if in a volley; to make a volley or volleys.
- To discharge with, or as with, a volley.
- To return the ball before it touches the ground.
- To send the ball full to the top of the wicket.
curtain of fire, explosion, enfilade, hail, cannonade, bombardment, outburst, barrage, shower, flare-up, fit, discharge, burst, cross-fire, fusillade, round, storm, salvo, barrage, broadside, fire, attack.
But a certain number of the enemy tried to run away; and, when the volunteers who guarded the bridge received them with a volley of fire, the Germans thought that they had been cut off; and this diversion hastened their defeat.- "The Woman of Mystery", Maurice Leblanc.
- "Adventures in the Far West", W.H.G. Kingston.
- "Ismailia", Samuel W. Baker.