kick·​ball | \ˈkik-ˌbȯl \

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

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The fans are so much more interesting than the kickball. Steve Rosenbloom,, "Does ESPN’s Chauncey Billups know how much he pantsed the Bulls?," 22 June 2018 As our kids slip further into a world of screens and leave behind the monkey bars, aimless bike rides, and kickball games, there is an inevitable tradeoff: fitness and life in the real world, or Fortnite. Alex Salkever, Fortune, "Fortnite Is Poised to Rule the Summer. Are Parents Prepared?," 5 July 2018 For generations, children would play kickball, hide-and-seek and jump rope on a stretch of concrete at Weccacoe Playground, unaware the remains of 5,000 black Philadelphians were buried 18 inches beneath their feet. Washington Post, "Historic black burial site under playground to get memorial," 5 July 2018 Being eliminated in the group round cannot diminish the joy that the smiters brought to the world kickball tournament. Steve Rosenbloom,, "With Jameis Winston decision, NFL once again means Noted For Loathsomeness," 29 June 2018 During one of the early games Friday, a strong-footed participant sent a kickball sailing toward right-center field for what looked like a certain home run. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "A Falcons OTAs no-show, Julio Jones makes appearance at Cam Newton's kickball tourney," 1 June 2018 Delvin Breaux, a New Orleans native who played the last three seasons with the New Orleans Saints, said kickball also appealed to his roots. Christopher Dabe,, "Why kickball? Tyrann Mathieu explains at his charity event," 24 Mar. 2018 Planned activities include the Pitch, Hit, and Run competition, Jr. Home Run Derby, kickball and skills stations. Craig Davis,, "Marlins alumni to participate in four community events next week," 15 June 2018 The thing with the world kickball tournament is the fans are more entertaining than the game. Steve Rosenbloom,, "June is filled with pro sports drafts, so let's rank 'em," 15 June 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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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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