deck tennis


: a game in which players toss a ring or quoit back and forth over a net

Word History


from its being played on the decks of ocean liners

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deck tennis was in 1927

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“Deck tennis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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