beach ball


Definition of beach ball

: a large inflated ball for use at the beach

Examples of beach ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ensemble was originally made out of latex to more closely resemble a beach ball, but the threat of a potential wardrobe malfunction led to a redesign. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 15 Dec. 2021 At the back of the robot are two titanium spheres—each somewhere between the size of a yoga ball and a beach ball—filled with batteries that power a year of continuous operation. Matt Simon, Wired, 12 Nov. 2021 At other times, people wearing masks of Biden, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping play-fought over an inflatable beach ball of Earth. NBC News, 2 Nov. 2021 Roosevelt’s ground attack overwhelmed the Bulldogs, punctuated by two long Quezada touchdowns, as Garfield fans became more interested in a beach ball being batted around the stands. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2021 The crowd at Dodger Stadium was excited, in that special Dodger Stadium way that includes doing the wave, misjudging fly balls and bouncing a beach ball through the crowd. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Oct. 2021 In a faux Russian fashion show, a heavyset woman struts on a runway, modeling the same shapeless dress for day wear, evening wear (accessorized with a flashlight) and swimwear (with a beach ball). New York Times, 24 Sep. 2021 The fundamental groupoid of the space formed by the inflatable exterior of a beach ball, a sphere in topological terms, also has this description: there is a unique path up to homotopy between any two points. Emily Riehl, Scientific American, 17 Sep. 2021 The size of a beach ball and the weight of a person, Sputnik took about 98 minutes to complete a loop around the planet. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 28 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of beach ball

1921, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Beach ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of beach ball

: a large ball that is filled with air and made for use at the beach


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