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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The golden, racquetball-sized cakes are plated in ring with lacy caramelized onions, buttery mashed potatoes, and magenta dabs of rhubarb jam that electrify the whole dish like lights on a Christmas wreath. Fortune, "Restaurant Review: Iceland’s Slippurinn Is an Ephemeral Culinary Destination," 11 Aug. 2019 The additions included ancillary functions and buildings—a cinema, full resort-style spa with massage room, sauna and steam bath, game rooms, a bowling alley, full bar, and basketball and racquetball courts. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "In a House With 16 Bathrooms, There Are Lots of Choices," 10 Jan. 2019 The David Posnack Jewish Community Center's racquetball tournament recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a record number of players. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "JCC's annual racquetball tournament draws record turnout," 20 Apr. 2018 The property was 97 percent leased with 36 two-story buildings and amenities including lakeside deck, pool, tennis, racquetball, basketball, clubhouse, fitness center, spa and private garages. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "More than 700 homes to be built on 200+ acres of land next to Lake Howell in Seminole County," 20 Aug. 2017 Susan Suid is an avid racquetball player and has coordinated and co-chaired our tournaments throughout the years. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "JCC's annual racquetball tournament draws record turnout," 20 Apr. 2018 The couple met at the Midtown racquetball club in Milford, where Mr. Richards worked after school and was a longtime member. Marvin Pave, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernie Richards, 78, coach whose teams won three high school Super Bowls," 23 June 2018 These two friends were playing racquetball together when one of them ran forward to take a swing. Houston Chronicle, "Perfect your serve at these Houston tennis courts," 10 May 2018 Even in the heat of battle, racquetball opponents will compliment each other for a good shot. Emmett Hall, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Former racquetballers honored with memorial tourney at Holiday Park," 4 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of racquetball

1965, in the meaning defined above

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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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