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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The women’s collection includes tartan blazers and asymmetrical pleated skirts as well as a pair of spectator heels with a golf ball suspended on the stiletto. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Thom Browne’s New Golf Capsule Collection Is a Stroke Above the Rest," 30 Oct. 2018 More people are killed by errant golf balls and flying champagne corks each year than are bitten by coyotes. Gregory B. Hladky,, "Crying Wolf? Coyote Population, Incidents May Be Up, But Some Say Threat Not That Bad," 26 Mar. 2018 But one man wearing a Turnberry fleece briefly interrupted the news conference by tossing a box of golf balls emblazoned with the Nazi logo., "Trump back in Scotland ahead of Putin talks," 14 July 2018 Jason Day was asked after the deed how many golf balls a pro carries with him during any given round. Paul Daugherty,, "Masters 2018: Thursday a cautionary tale of how to play," 5 Apr. 2018 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

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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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