pad·​dle·​ball ˈpa-dᵊl-ˌbȯl How to pronounce paddleball (audio)
: 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 Aside from some swim time in the ocean, make sure to bring a paddleball set or a frisbee for some active entertainment. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 He was known to head straight to the beach after school to surf or play paddleball with friends, the Sun Sentinel reported in 1987. Rafael Olmeda, Sun Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 The padel courts are all at one end of the center on ground that was formerly empty, so there’s no competition for space with paddleball or tennis. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 May 2023 Available starting June 26 at features things like a beach towel, paddleball game, visors and more. Leada Gore |, al, 22 June 2023 Last week, a friend stopped and checked his Apple Watch for an email in the middle of our paddleball game. Phil Blair, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2023 Centering the island will be a 50-suite Montage Hotel, due to open in 2024 with a collection of distinctive restaurants and bars, swimming pools, and recreation including tennis, pickleball and paddleball, extensive water sports, and the signature Paintbox children’s club. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 22 Feb. 2023 This offers tennis courts, paddleball, pickleball, restaurants and more. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2023 Of course, everyone sported the colorful new collection; one clever partygoer even used one of the paddleball racquets, festooned with prints from the collection, set up in the lawn-games station, as a Louboutin fan. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 18 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paddleball was in 1930

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Cite this Entry

“Paddleball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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