rac·​quet·​ball | \ ˈra-kət-ˌbȯl How to pronounce racquetball (audio) \

Definition of racquetball

: a game similar to handball that is played on a 4-walled court with a short-handled racket and a larger ball also : the ball used in this game

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Recent Examples on the Web Walchanowicz said that according to state guidelines, the gymnasium, sauna and steam room, showers, atrium, and racquetball courts will be closed until further notice. Laura Bednar, cleveland, "Independence reopens Civic Center while summer programs are still in the works," 30 May 2020 Shay spent most of his time in recent years inside his split-level Deerfield house, a glorious mess of photos, books, racquetball trophies, art work ... a panorama of his life. Rick Kogan, chicagotribune.com, "Remembering photographer Art Shay, 96, whose lens captured Ali, Brando, Brooks and ordinary Chicago," 30 Apr. 2018 The property also has an oval swimming pool, an art studio, staff quarters and a racquetball court. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, "Los Angeles’ biggest home sales of 2019 hit the $150-million mark," 1 Jan. 2020 Other amenities would include two indoor basketball courts, four racquetball courts and an indoor playground. USA TODAY, "Art against incarceration, glacial melt that could hurt a fly: News from around our 50 states," 22 Nov. 2019 The conversion of the racquetball courts into a winery began in 2013. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "How students in a college winemaking class produced the best wine in Arizona," 19 Nov. 2019 The idea for the day was born in 1995 on a YMCA racquetball court in Albany, Oregon. Christina Maxouris And Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, "Yo, ho, ho! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is upon us!," 19 Sep. 2019 Even for a lifelong athlete like Hendricks, the process of returning to ASU as a full-time student while also taking up competitive racquetball was not an easy one. Julia Stumbaugh, azcentral, "Arizona State racquetball All-American Susan Hendricks, 64, isn't done yet," 5 July 2019 The park district manages more than 700 acres of public land and operates a fitness center, golf course, ice arena, aqua park, tennis and racquetball club, and public swimming beach on Lake Michigan. Karen Berkowitz, chicagotribune.com, "Park District of Highland Park looks within to find new executive director," 2 July 2019

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Racquetball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racquetball. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of racquetball

: a game played on a court with four walls by two or four players who use rackets to hit a soft ball against the walls
: the ball that is used in racquetball

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