racquetball


rac·quet·ball

noun \ˈra-kət-ˌbl\

: a game played on a court with four walls by two or four players who use rackets to hit a soft ball against the walls

: the ball that is used in racquetball

Full Definition of RACQUETBALL

:  a game similar to handball that is played on a 4-walled court with a short-handled racket and a larger ball; also :  the ball used in this game

First Known Use of RACQUETBALL

1965

racquetball

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Game similar to handball but played with racquets. The game is played on a four-walled court with a short-handled racket and a ball larger than that used in handball. It was invented in 1950 by Joseph G. Sobek (1918–98), who was unhappy with the indoor racquet sports then available. By the late 1990s there were 8.5 million racquetball players in 91 countries.

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