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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Shepard hid two golf balls in a sock and tucked the club head into his spacesuit. Fox News, "Golf on the Moon: How Alan Shepard tricked NASA and hit the most famous shot in history," 9 July 2019 In areas more prone to towering, rotating thunderstorms, like the Great Plains, hail may fall over smaller areas, but the stones are much larger, ranging from golf ball to softball size. Washington Post, "The Mexico hailstorm was uncommon and enormous, but not something new," 2 July 2019 In the spirit of driving-range patrons who aim their shots at the poor sap collecting golf balls, so could the shooters aim at the workers disengaging tangled carts and picking up stray balls. Jack Mccallum,, "Remembering Action Park, America's Most Dangerous, Daring Water Park," 1 July 2019 The weight should feel closer to a golf ball than a ping pong ball. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, "How to Plant Daffodils," 28 June 2019 Johnson reached into his pocket and pulled out a pink golf ball. J.l. Kirven, Detroit Free Press, "Dustin Johnson stuns couple with gender reveal at Rocket Mortgage Classic," 27 June 2019 The rules are close to golf’s, with adaptations to account for kicking instead of swinging and shorter holes since soccer balls don’t fly as far as golf balls. Giana Han,, "FootGolf — the game played exactly like it sounds — works to get toehold in Maryland," 24 June 2019 Walking off the eighth green Sunday, a little girl handed Green a handwritten poem as a thank you for a golf ball Green had previously given the girl. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Not even Hannah Green thought she could win at Hazeltine, but she did," 23 June 2019 Faster swings translate into more force and a golf ball that travels further. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "How Boeing Used Airplane Aerodynamics To Build a Better Golf Club," 14 Jan. 2016

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First Known Use of golf ball

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of golf ball

: a small ball used in the game of golf

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