golf ball


Definition of golf ball 

1 : a small hard dimpled ball used in golf

2 : the spherical printing element of an electric typewriter or printer

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Once Simpson’s golf ball landed dryly and safely on the island green at the brutish, 137-yard 17th hole, the champion’s long walk home could begin. Jeff Babineau, New York Times, "Tiger Woods Makes a Charge, but Webb Simpson Keeps Control at the Players Championship," 13 May 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW The big-hitting Aggie can launch a golf ball into space. Roy Bragg, San Antonio Express-News, "Young golfer makes his bid to play with the big boys," 19 Apr. 2018 Charges have been filed against six teenagers accused of vandalism from golf balls that cost at least $15,000 in damage in north and southeast Boise in late January, the Boise Police Department announced Tuesday. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "6 teens accused of golf ball vandalism will face felony charges, Boise Police say | Idaho Statesman," 27 Feb. 2018 For golfers, the cost per player to register by May 31 is $125 or $150 after that date, which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, a sleeve of golf balls and a gift bag. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 21 May 2018 To date, most of the rocks thrown by this eruption have been smaller than golf balls, authorities said. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Kīlauea's latest eruption sends smoke, ash billowing," 15 May 2018 Plastic eggs filled with candy for the children, gold golf balls for the adults. Ramona Sentinel, "Easter egg hunts Friday through Sunday," 28 Mar. 2018 Using a two-ounce scoop, form meatballs about the size of a golf ball. Claire Perez,, "Noodles Panini’s meatballs and sauce a family recipe," 9 July 2018 Kidd, a gregarious Scot whose work reflects his playful personality, said his goal was to build a course that the average hacker could play without losing a golf ball, make a couple pars and retire to the 19th hole feeling good about himself. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: How Sand Valley Golf Resort is transforming central Wisconsin," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of golf ball

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of golf ball was in 1545

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English Language Learners Definition of golf ball

: a small ball used in the game of golf

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