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

Examples of racquetball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Older children need at least 60 minutes per day of moderate- to vigorous-intensity activity, such as fast cycling, swimming, climbing briskly up a hill or playing in team sports such as soccer, field hockey, racquetball or basketball. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 10 May 2021 After graduating from Macalester College, in 1983, Emanuel briefly played professional racquetball, and then got a job working for Robert Lantz, a New York talent agent. Connie Bruck, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 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, 1 Jan. 2020 Other amenities would include two indoor basketball courts, four racquetball courts and an indoor playground. USA TODAY, 22 Nov. 2019 The conversion of the racquetball courts into a winery began in 2013. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, 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, 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of racquetball

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 17 Oct. 2021.

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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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