bobbles, bobbling, bobbled
1) N-COUNT A bobble is a small ball of material, usually made of wool, which is used for decorating clothes. [BRIT]

...the bobble on his nightcap.

(in AM, usually use tassel)
2) VERB If a ball bobbles, it moves in an irregular and uncontrolled way. [BRIT]

The ball bobbled into the back of the net.

3) VERB If a player bobbles a ball, they drop it or fail to control it. [AM]

[V n] The ball was bobbled momentarily, allowing Holloway to race home.


English dictionary. 2008.

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