beach ball


Definition of beach ball 

: a large inflated ball for use at the beach

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The staging, costumes and flamboyant song-and-dance numbers, combined with the pre-curtain shower of beach balls and confetti, made for a splendidly goofy night out. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Now on Broadway: SpongeBob ChauvinistPants," 11 July 2018 Standing just beyond the surf, Smith, armed with a beach ball and coached by McGuire, reared back and threw. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "That time Al McGuire proved a rival wrong with a beach ball — and Lake Michigan," 6 Feb. 2018 Simply take a beach ball and, using a permanent marker, write quick and easy exercise movements on the ball: five squats, 10 lunges, 15 pushups, 20 jumping jacks, 25 crunches. Mike Candelaria,, "Got 5 minutes? You have time to exercise," 11 July 2018 Brightly rendered and densely carpeted with proteins, the molecule resembles nothing so much as a shaggy beach ball. Jaclyn Jeffrey-wilensky, STAT, "Researchers reveal the sharpest image to date of the Zika virus," 26 June 2018 By the time beach balls came raining down on audience members during a curtain call reprise of Fins, many were already dancing in the aisles and their seats, swatting the inflatable toys and making shark fins with their arms. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Jimmy Buffett's 'Margaritaville' is a boozy, baffling Broadway show just for Parrotheads," 16 Mar. 2018 The outdoor festival stage was peppered with clear beach balls signifying bubbles throughout the venue. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Anderson .Paak Goes Crowd Surfing For 'Bubblin' Performance on 'Jimmy Kimmel': Watch," 25 May 2018 The pressure, which Kerr and D’Antoni have batted back and forth like a beach ball, is pressing down on everyone. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, "Killion: Game 4 didn’t follow the script for the Warriors," 22 May 2018 In what would have been empty, or storage space, a white metal version of a beach ball sits suspended in a cradle. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "Seakeeper’s Super Spinning System Keeps Ships Stable at Sea," 21 May 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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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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