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 With Baylor, that means everything from card games to cornhole to a kickball game at Victory Field, the minor league baseball stadium that’s part of the bubble. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, "A jail nobody wants to leave: An inside look at life in the NCAA Tournament bubble for Baylor, others," 24 Mar. 2021 Gladney is the youngest of Jacinda Jefferson and John Gladney’s four sons, and his competitiveness was sharpened during basketball and kickball games at reunions and cookouts. Andrew Krammer, Star Tribune, "Vikings rookie cornerback Jeff Gladney keeps reaching his goals," 11 Sep. 2020 Lakefront volleyball and kickball leagues could start in late July at Voinovich Park. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Goodbye Rock & Dock: North Coast Harbor has new Oasis marina manager," 29 May 2020 The dance competition show is coming back for another round of pirouettes and kickball changes, and EW can exclusively confirm the 34 new acts for the season. Lauren Huff,, "World of Dance season 4 contestants and new program twists announced," 29 Apr. 2020 The family was self-quarantining at her mother's home on the Chesapeake Bay, when Maeve and Gideon were playing kickball and one of them kicked the ball into the water, according to McKean's husband, David McKean. Theresa Waldrop And Rebekah Riess, CNN, "Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean's body found by divers," 6 Apr. 2020 Maeve and Gideon were playing kickball by a small cove behind the house when the ball went into the water. NBC News, "Missing Kennedy family member's husband pens tribute: 'She was my everything'," 4 Apr. 2020 North Coast Harbor is home to the Goodtime III, a transient marina, Nuevo Modern Mex restaurant and Voinovich Park, which hosts kickball, bocce ball, volleyball, running groups and yoga all summer long. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "Cleveland breaks ground on first downtown playground," 28 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of kickball

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kickball was in 1922

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4 Apr 2021

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“Kickball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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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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