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 More recent memorabilia, such as Jon Rahm’s shoes and golf ball from the 2021 US Open, are on display, along with the trophies for July’s inaugural men’s and women’s US Adaptive Open. Jayna Bardahl, BostonGlobe.com, 15 June 2022 Sage Steele returned to SportsCenter on Wednesday for the first time since being hit by a golf ball while covering the PGA Championship on May 20. Matthew Vantryon, The Indianapolis Star, 8 June 2022 Rock-hard glacier-ice globules, ranging from golf ball to basketball size, can cause lethal ski crashes, as happened to my friend and colleague Cory Johnson in 2020. Outside Online, 29 May 2022 Many of his blunders, such as swiping at a moving golf ball on a green at the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, are caused by impulsivity rather than bad faith. John Paul Newport, WSJ, 27 May 2022 According to the weather service, hail in Newton County was as large as a golf ball. Arkansas Democrat-gazette, Arkansas Online, 16 May 2022 But the first time the family filled up the kiddie pool in the backyard, a stray golf ball from the 15th tee splashed in the water. Adam Schupak, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2022 Rafflesia spends most of its life span as a tangle of strandlike cells lurking inconspicuously underneath the bark of a woody vine called Tetrastigma, before emerging as drab, golf ball–sized buds. Shi En Kim, Scientific American, 23 Feb. 2022 Mariposa Castro was with her husband on the famed gold course at Pebble Beach in 2006 when they were nearly struck by an errant golf ball. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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Last Updated

19 Jun 2022

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“Golf ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golf%20ball. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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