kick·​ball | \ ˈkik-ˌbȯl How to pronounce kickball (audio) \

Definition of kickball

: a game for children that resembles baseball but that is played with an inflated ball which is kicked instead of being hit with a bat

Examples of kickball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although rain forced the cancellation of the kickball events, delays on some outdoor sports and caused rescheduling of the soccer tournament for Sun. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland pleased with growth of Winter Games," 24 Jan. 2020 North Coast Harbor drew 195,000 visitors in 2019 to events like Ice Fest and its summer line-up of yoga, kickball, Bocce ball and running groups. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Ice sculptures star at 6th annual Ice Fest at North Coast Harbor," 20 Jan. 2020 Competitions included gymnastics, adaptive archery, golf, kickball and martial arts. Kirk Sides, Houston Chronicle, "Winter Games draw crowds to Pearland," 18 Jan. 2020 North Coast Harbor hosts kickball, bocce ball, volleyball, running groups and yoga all summer long at Voinovich Park. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "North Coast Harbor draws 195,000 visitors in 2019," 20 Dec. 2019 There will be a number of glow team building games including Nerf wars, kickball, relay and strategy, dodgeball and more. Jennifer Boehm,, "Best bets for families: Brunch with Santa, kid’s beach night, Harry Potter(y) and more," 19 Nov. 2019 One may love kickball, while another just wants to draw salamanders or play the kazoo. Washington Post, "The socially awkward person’s guide to playing with children," 11 Oct. 2019 The soccer, basketball, volleyball and running sessions are open for third- to fifth-grade students while the kickball and cheerleading sessions are open for kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Alex Kushel,, "Trinity Christian Academy elementary sports league begin this month," 5 Sep. 2019 My husband tore up both of his knees in late May playing kickball at the company picnic and had to have double knee surgery. Elissa Garay, Condé Nast Traveler, "All Your Questions About Cruise Travel Insurance, Answered," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of kickball

1922, in the meaning defined above

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13 Feb 2020

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“Kickball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of kickball

US : a game for children that is like baseball but that is played with a large rubber ball that is kicked instead of being hit with a bat


kick·​ball | \ ˈkik-ˌbȯl \

Kids Definition of kickball

: a game similar to baseball played with a large rubber ball that is kicked instead of hit with a bat

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