netball: Word of the day for July 29, 2020

netball , n :
(uncountable) A (usually women's) team sport derived from basketball, with seven players on each side who attempt to score goals by passing a ball and throwing it into the opponent's goal, which is a raised hoop with a net at one end of the playing area. Unlike basketball, a player in possession of the ball cannot move until the ball is passed to another player. (countable) The ball used in this sport. Swedish-born physical education instructor and women’s suffrage advocate Martina Bergman-Österberg died on this day 105 years ago in 1915. She played a pivotal role in the development of netball as she introduced a version of basketball to her students at Hampstead College, London, after returning from the United States in 1893 having seen that sport being played.