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 Someone else had him hit a mini-golf ball into a tiny windmill. Lisa Bonos, Washington Post, "‘I have been intimate, and I can’t lie to you about that,’ Bachelor Peter Weber tells Madison," 25 Feb. 2020 He had just been injured in a ski accident and almost hit in the head by a golf ball in the weeks leading up. Chelsea Curtis, USA TODAY, "2 Idaho kids still missing, mom said she was 'a god': What to know about her cult-like beliefs," 12 Feb. 2020 Like so many others, he was saddened by the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash Sunday, and is using golf balls this week with No. John Davis, azcentral, "Marty Jertson living a childhood dream playing in Phoenix Open," 31 Jan. 2020 Among the simplepleasures of my simple life is turning on the TV in the drop-dead of winter, to watch golf from Torrey Pines or Pebble Beach while putting golf balls across the rug in the family room. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Big night for UC, Xavier basketball with six weeks left to audition," 23 Jan. 2020 The golf course also hired its own divers, who recovered 225 golf balls from the Great Lake. Anjanette Delgado, Detroit Free Press, "We take on tough stories because we're committed to spurring change," 29 Dec. 2019 This was the first day, a scene in bed, naked—and now a golf ball running down my leg, and the next day I was fired. Erin Carlson, Town & Country, "Meryl Streep Had to Fend Off Jack Nicholson Repeatedly While Filming Heartburn," 24 Sep. 2019 Barsotti notes that golf ball-sized meatballs are preferred for braising ― going smaller could sacrifice tenderness. Tina Danze, Dallas News, "Magic meatballs: Dallas chefs share recipes for their Italian and Afghan specialties," 17 Feb. 2020 Doctors found a golf ball-sized clot in the left ventricle of Cohen’s heart, flirting with blockage known as a widowmaker. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Heart-warming bike journey begins for San Diego transplant recipient Mike Cohen," 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of golf ball

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Mar 2020

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“Golf ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/golf%20ball. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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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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