dodge·​ball | \ ˈdäj-ˌbȯl How to pronounce dodgeball (audio) \

Definition of dodgeball

: a game in which players stand in a circle and try to hit opponents within the circle with a large inflated ball

Examples of dodgeball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web De Niro donned those orange nonslip socks to hit the Sky Zone trampolines with co-stars Christopher Walken, Cheech Marin and Jane Seymour, battling Fegley and his younger cohorts in dodgeball. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "Snakes, shaves, dodgeball battles: Robert De Niro endures his greatest film blows in 'War With Grandpa'," 9 Oct. 2020 Jones, whose competitive spirit Lundgren compared to Michael Jordan’s, would be drenched in sweat trying to win backyard dodgeball, and fuming after losing even a game of cornhole. Mike Rodak |, al, "Just breathe: How ‘silent assassin’ Mac Jones learned to stay calm," 8 Oct. 2020 Yes, this venue may be best known for the trampoline court (or variations such as basketball slam dunk courts and dodgeball trampoline). Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Too hot out there? Try these indoor amusement parks in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, etc.," 3 Sep. 2020 David Dobrik hosts this competition series, which takes dodgeball from the middle school gymnasium to the Thunderdome. Nina Zafar, Washington Post, "What to watch on Wednesday: ‘High Score’ on Netflix," 19 Aug. 2020 The pair plan to put in a sports bar and dodgeball courts in a building behind the complex. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Lakewood’s Phantasy concert venue to be crown jewel of LGBTQ entertainment complex," 26 June 2020 In the film, the fictional national dodgeball tournament is broadcast on the fictional network ESPN8: The Ocho. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Happy TV in the time of coronavirus: Cheer on this Louisville native on FOX's 'Lego Masters'," 24 Mar. 2020 The center is hosting a dodgeball tournament open to anyone 16 and older. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "One lesson was a cut above the rest: Whit & Whimsey," 6 Mar. 2020 Grace, who sits on the Hill-Murray student council, convinced school leaders to host a dodgeball tournament, which raised $800. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "A Hill-Murray girl and her lifesaving doctor rally for the Bahamas after hurricane leaves 70,000 homeless," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dodgeball

1900, in the meaning defined above

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19 Oct 2020

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“Dodgeball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dodgeball

: a game in which players try to hit their opponents with an inflated ball in order to get them removed from the game

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Kids Definition of dodge ball

: a game in which players try to knock other players out of the game by hitting them with a ball

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