racquetball

noun
rac·quet·ball | \ˈra-kət-ˌbȯl \

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

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 Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex Play tennis, racquetball and table tennis at one of the top centers in the country, Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex. Sonja Haller, azcentral, "Ultimate Arizona bucket list: 15 things to do in Surprise," 16 Feb. 2015 Locales have included Frida Cinema, a subterranean racquetball court and Logan Creative, which used to be a staircase factory. Richard Chang, latimes.com, "Santa Ana Sites spotlights immigration stories in 'Canción del Inmigrante,' a multimedia opera," 3 May 2018 The crusader known for making the first tackle in the Ravens’ first Super Bowl win in 2001 was diagnosed with ALS in 2007 after noticing a change in his right arm while playing racquetball. Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "Race in honor of retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker O.J. Brigance raises money for ALS," 29 Apr. 2018 The World Games 2021 Birmingham will celebrate the return of two sports to competition, including racquetball, which was last played in 2013, and softball, last played in 1985. Erin Edgemon, AL.com, "30 sports competing at World Games 2021 Birmingham," 16 Apr. 2018 Amenities offered in the building include outdoor space, a fitness center, a swimming pool, a spa, a Jacuzzi, a racquetball court and on-site management. miamiherald, "What does $1,800 rent you in Little Havana, today? | Miami Herald," 14 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'racquetball.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of racquetball

1965, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about racquetball

Share racquetball

Dictionary Entries near racquetball

raconteuse

racoon

Racovian

racquetball

racy

rad

radar

Statistics for racquetball

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for racquetball

The first known use of racquetball was in 1965

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for racquetball

racquetball

noun

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

More from Merriam-Webster on racquetball

See words that rhyme with racquetball

Comments on racquetball

What made you want to look up racquetball? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!