four-ball

noun

: a golf match in which the best individual score of one partnership is matched against the best individual score of another partnership for each hole

Examples of four-ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of disappointment engulfed the ballroom when Atlanta’s four-ball combination came up, including from Schnall. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 12 May 2024 After managing only half a point in Monday’s foursomes and tying 3-3 in four-ball, the U.S. trailed 8 1/2 to 3 1/2 heading into Tuesday’s 12 singles matches, each worth one point. Steve Galluzzo, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Thompson entered this week with a record of 7-3-1, 7-2-0 in four-ball matches and 0-1-1 in singles, during the past three versions of the event. Marisa Ingemi, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 May 2023 The Mavericks will have a 3% chance of those 1,000 four-ball number combinations to move up to No. 1, a 3.3% chance at No. 2, a 3.6% chance at No. 3 and a 4% chance at No. 4. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 2 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of four-ball was in 1904

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“Four-ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/four-ball. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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