beach ball


: a large inflated ball for use at the beach

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Tubes and other floaties on the smaller side can often be blown up by mouth, similar to a beach ball. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2023 The ball just seemed like a beach ball. Jason Gay, WSJ, 18 Aug. 2022 Remove balloon or beach ball. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 18 Aug. 2022 While kids under the age of 13 should not use these floats without supervision, the four ring floats and two inflatable beach balls in this set are perfect for everyone. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 4 Apr. 2023 The few modern offenses that featured rushing quarterbacks like Bobby Douglass, in the 1970s, and Tim Tebow, in the early 2010s, were typically built to hide the fact that those individuals threw the football like a beach ball or read a defense like the fine print on a mortgage. Mike Tanier, New York Times, 9 Sep. 2020 If the central star is a binary, for example, centrifugal force can cause the slow wind to be flattened, like someone sitting on a beach ball. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 21 Sep. 2012 The scientists wanted to know if, in the instant after collision, the swirling momentum of the quark-gluon soup could cause phi mesons to spin along with it, like a beach ball in a whirlpool. Allison Parshall, Scientific American, 2 Feb. 2023 The carousel of images included gorgeous shots of Barber leaning against a beach ball and standing on a paddle board, along with a picture of her holding on to trapeze rings. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 11 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beach ball was in 1921

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Cite this Entry

“Beach ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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