paddleball

noun
pad·​dle·​ball | \ ˈpa-dᵊl-ˌbȯl How to pronounce paddleball (audio) \

Definition of paddleball

: a game like handball played by hitting the ball with a paddle also : the ball used in this game

Examples of paddleball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a muggy July day in 2018, Melinda Richards zipped around Pine Tree’s pools, paddleball courts and 150 trailer and cabin lots in drizzling rain. Washington Post, "Secret Annapolis area nudist club struggles with inclusivity," 1 Mar. 2020 Finally Finds a Photo of Their First Hours Together Shortly after the festival, his girlfriend’s father, who lived locally, bought the plywood panels that had been the main stage, and used them to renovate and build a paddleball court. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Rock Music Fans Can Now Own a Piece of the Woodstock Stage — in Necklace Form!," 15 Aug. 2019 During that time, Milt played paddleball, coached youth basketball, refereed middle and high school basketball and was a life-long lover of crossword puzzles. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/20," 20 July 2019 Dirt roads lead past understated $2 million cottages toward exquisite beaches, where multilingual South Americans and Europeans flirt and play paddleball and discuss their 11 p.m. dinner reservations. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "Alan Faena Creates La Vie Bohème in José Ignacio, Uruguay," 18 June 2018 Paying to see Tim Tebow play paddleball will set you back a thousand. Joe Queenan, WSJ, "After the iPhone X, What Else Will Cost $1,000?," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of paddleball

1930, in the meaning defined above

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“Paddleball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paddleball. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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