game ball


Definition of game ball

: a ball (such as a football) presented to a player or coach in recognition of an outstanding contribution to a team victory

Examples of game ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 6-3 guard tallied seven points, two assists and one rebound in 15 minutes and was gifted the game ball to commigrate his milestone. James Boyd, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Apr. 2022 The Suns gave the game ball to head equipment manager Jay Gasper, who has been with the team for 30-plus years. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 5 Apr. 2022 After watching Curry warm up, Matt got to present the game ball to the officials before tipoff. oregonlive, 24 Feb. 2022 The owner of Zip's Cafe, Mike Burke, took the game ball with him Saturday to get a proper display case for the restaurant. Kaitlin Lewis, The Enquirer, 6 Feb. 2022 This process was bypassed altogether in 2006, when the NBA and Spalding unveiled the most striking innovation to the game ball since its four leather panels became eight in 1970. Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec. 2021 He was gifted the game ball, then got back to business. New York Times, 1 Nov. 2021 Jay game ball goes to Quiroz for his 60-yard interception return. Stephen Whitaker, San Antonio Express-News, 14 Oct. 2021 Once the final kneel-down was done, Ridder tucked the game ball under his left arm and made a beeline for Kelly — another coach Notre Dame plucked away from the Bearcats, albeit more than a decade ago (after the 2009 season). Mike Berardino, Forbes, 2 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of game ball

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of game ball was in 1853

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Last Updated

1 May 2022

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“Game ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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