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 The Eternal Jack suggested the Masters specifically and golf in general could tame big hitters by deadening the golf ball. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: Props to the college hoopsters for their perseverance," 25 Mar. 2021 The crystal-clear rough diamond measures 21.7 by 31.3 by 41.9 mm—about the same size as a golf ball. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "A Golf Ball-Size Diamond Was Discovered in Russia. It Could Fetch Over $2 Million at Auction.," 26 Feb. 2021 This hardwood lump variety ($7.98 for 8 pounds) is made with a mixture of oak, maple, hickory and other select woods with pieces that can range in size from a golf ball to a Coke bottle. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "Chuck Blount tests 6 charcoal brands to see which is the best: H-E-B, Kingsford, Jack Daniel's, B&B, Royal Oak and Viva Pancho," 15 Feb. 2021 The four-piece golf ball is the product of modern engineering and technology. Jeff Harper, chicagotribune.com, "Best cheap golf balls," 11 Mar. 2021 Scott Diel had the longest drive, while Michele Morton won the golf ball launcher competition. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, "Charity tourney attracts 42 golfers to raise $9,000," 9 Dec. 2020 The 6-foot-1, 190-pound senior is not just the son of a former 14-year NFL kicker who can kick a football and hit a golf ball a long way. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, "Jace Feely on own track to football greatness at Gilbert Christian," 21 Nov. 2020 Split the dough into balls just a little smaller than a golf ball, then cover the bowl with a cloth or plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out. Leena Trivedi-grenier, SFChronicle.com, "Virtual cooking with friends, family is one of the last good ways to Zoom," 11 Dec. 2020 Line 2 large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and break off pieces, forming them into balls just smaller than a golf ball. Washington Post, "These Chinese walnut cookies are buttery and crumbly, with a five-spice streusel filling," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of golf ball

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Apr 2021

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“Golf ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golf%20ball. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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golf ball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of golf ball

: a small ball used in the game of golf

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