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ball game

noun

: any game that is played with a ball

: a baseball game

—used in phrases like a whole new ball game and a different ball game to describe a situation or activity that has changed

Full Definition of BALL GAME

1
:  a game played with a ball
2
a :  a set of circumstances :  situation <a whole new ball game>
b :  contest 1

Examples of BALL GAME

  1. He was popular because he was good at ball games.
  2. Dad took us to a ball game.
  3. watching a ball game on TV

First Known Use of BALL GAME

1848

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