kickball

noun kick·ball \ ˈkik-ˌbȯl \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of kickball

US
: 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

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First Known Use of kickball

1922

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kickball

noun kick·ball \ ˈkik-ˌbȯl \

Definition of kickball for Students

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

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