variants or less commonly tee ball or tee-ball
: baseball modified for young children in which the ball is batted from a tee of adjustable height rather than being pitched

Examples of T-ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But rather than starting football, MJ began with T-ball at the age of 6, according to Oher’s 2023 book. Lynsey Eidell, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2023 Five girls from the junior team have shared the diamond since T-ball. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 7 July 2023

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Word History


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First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of T-ball was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“T-ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


: baseball for youngsters in which the ball is batted from a tee rather than being pitched
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