golf ball

noun

Definition of golf ball

1 : a small hard dimpled ball used in golf
2 : the spherical printing element of an electric typewriter or printer

Examples of golf ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Barsotti notes that golf ball-sized meatballs are preferred for braising ― going smaller could sacrifice tenderness. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "Magic meatballs: Dallas chefs share recipes for their Italian and Afghan specialties," 17 Feb. 2020 Doctors found a golf ball-sized clot in the left ventricle of Cohen’s heart, flirting with blockage known as a widowmaker. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Heart-warming bike journey begins for San Diego transplant recipient Mike Cohen," 1 Oct. 2019 More than two years after having surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor from her brain, TV host and Medford native is busier than ever. BostonGlobe.com, "Maria Menounos," 13 Sep. 2019 Carnival, golf ball drop, live music, food and fireworks. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "July 4th 2019: Here are the SF Bay Area’s parades, fireworks and more," 20 June 2019 In 1978, Brown was fined $500 and jailed for a day for beating up a fellow golfer in an argument over the placement of a golf ball. Christine Brennan, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Jim Brown's rap sheet disqualifies him from my list of greatest NFL players," 23 Oct. 2019 The hand-eye coordination used to casually swat down opposing passes like fat flies? Honed by simultaneously juggling a golf ball on his hockey stick and climbing over hurdles. Alex Prewitt, SI.com, "Double Duty: The Value of a Two-Way Forward in Today’s NHL," 2 Oct. 2019 The lawyer believed Jahangard, a real estate investor, had thrown a golf ball at his Mercedes, according to the police. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Road rage murder: Lawyer ran over man he thought threw golf ball, police say," 27 Aug. 2019 The lawyer believed Jahangard, a real estate investor, had thrown a golf ball at his 2011 Mercedes CLS550, according to the police. Susan Scutti, CNN, "A 60-year-old man ended up dead after an Atlanta lawyer thought a golf ball hit his car, authorities say," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of golf ball

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Feb 2020

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“Golf ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golf%20ball. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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golf ball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golf ball

: a small ball used in the game of golf

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