beach ball


Definition of beach ball

: a large inflated ball for use at the beach

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The basketball plunges, shudders off of the rim, and launches skyward, unhurried, like a beach ball on a hazy summer day. ... Jason Gay, WSJ, "Bounce, Bounce, Bounce, Bounce—and a Basketball Shot for the Ages," 13 May 2019 Underneath the massive screen was fake sand, potted palms, and beach balls, evoking the Coney Island of Khan’s youth. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "For One Night Only, Richie Shazam Unleashed Their Neon-Lit Brain With a Visual Rave Fantasy," 26 Apr. 2019 On the sixth floor of Barneys’s Madison Avenue flagship is a Chanel beach paradise with lemon tweeds, leather beach ball bags, and graphic swimwear that is going fast. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Chanel Hosts a Magical Dinner to Celebrate Its Barneys New York Pop-Up," 4 Apr. 2019 Some grocery stores have already started building their candy displays, and shops like Michael's and JOANN are trading out their seasonal aisles from beach balls and palm tree decor to wooden pumpkins and plaid bows. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Poll: How Soon Is Too Soon To Start Dreaming Of Fall?," 30 July 2018 Red-white-and-blue beach balls bounced atop the line, rock-concert style, as the Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd blared through loudspeakers. Manny Fernandez, The Seattle Times, "Line for Trump’s Houston rally formed more than a day in advance," 22 Oct. 2018 On Saturday, August 25, Jaclyn Johnson stood on stage in Chicago with Jennifer Hudson by her side and more than 800 people in the audience cheering and bouncing around balloons and beach balls that had just dropped from the ceiling. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "How Create & Cultivate Founder Jaclyn Johnson Achieved Success," 30 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of beach ball

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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