beach ball


Definition of beach ball

: a large inflated ball for use at the beach

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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 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

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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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