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

Examples of racquetball in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of racquetball was in 1965

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“Racquetball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racquetball. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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rac·​quet·​ball ˈrak-ət-ˌbȯl How to pronounce racquetball (audio)
: a game for two or four played on a four-walled court with short-handled rackets and a rubber ball
also : the ball used in this game
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