golf ball


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

Examples of golf ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some kids snatched the golf balls stockpiled in each classroom, ready to throw at an intruder. Rory Linnane, Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2024 Car tires, golf balls, a live lobster, and sundry other objects gradually poured in, along with just enough food to insure that the producers wouldn’t have to pull the plug on the experiment. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 2 May 2024 These storms could bring damaging winds and hail, potentially as big as golf balls or even larger. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 17 Apr. 2024 In the film also starring Dennis Quaid, viewers see Marin wearing a large cage over his head to protect himself from stray golf balls on the course. Arturo Conde, NBC News, 17 Apr. 2024 Hail as big as golf balls — which are 1.68 inches in diameter and more likely to leave dents in vehicles — was reported near Brambleton in southeast Loudoun County. Dan Stillman, Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2024 When ready to cook, roll 1 heaping tablespoon of the mixture into a ball, approximately the size of a golf ball, and place on a plate. Kate Bradshaw, The Mercury News, 15 Apr. 2024 Across nine holes, participants used glow-in-the-dark golf balls to navigate the course. Annika Bahnsen, Orange County Register, 12 Feb. 2024 Like in Rhome, which was pounded by hail larger than a golf ball. James Hartley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Golf ball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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