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 The athletic girl took up paddleball on her street, which was regularly shut down for play by the Police Athletic League, and became a champion at age 12. Alicia Ault, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2021 Even on slow days, the Van Cortlandt Park handball courts are bustling with handball, paddleball and racquetball players from around the tristate area. New York Times, 1 June 2021 Set up your beach camp with Business and Pleasure Co.’s block print beach chair for the elders and paddleball for the more energetic of the bunch. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 23 Apr. 2021 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, 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,, 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., 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, 18 June 2018 Paying to see Tim Tebow play paddleball will set you back a thousand. Joe Queenan, WSJ, 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of paddleball

1930, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“Paddleball.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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