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softball

play
noun soft·ball \-ˌbȯl\

Simple Definition of softball

  • : a sport that is similar to baseball but that is played on a smaller field and with a ball that is pitched underhand and that is larger and softer than a baseball

  • : the ball that is used in softball

  • : a question that is very easy to answer

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of softball

  1. 1 :  a sport similiar to baseball played on a small diamond with a ball that is larger than a baseball and that is pitched underhand; also :  the ball used in this game

  2. 2 :  a question requiring only an easy or simple response

softballer

play \-ˌbȯ-lər\ noun

Examples of softball in a sentence

  1. Do you want to play softball?

  2. All the questions in the interview were softballs.



1926

First Known Use of softball

1926

Rhymes with softball

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SOFTBALL Defined for Kids

softball

play
noun soft·ball \ˈsȯft-ˌbȯl\

Definition of softball for Students

  1. 1 :  a game like baseball played with a larger ball thrown underhand

  2. 2 :  the ball used in softball




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