Definition of softball
1 : a sport similiar to baseball played on a small diamond with a ball that is larger than a baseball and that is pitched underhand; also : the ball used in this game
2 : a question requiring only an easy or simple response
softballerplay \ˈsȯf(t)-ˌbȯ-lər\ noun
Examples of softball in a Sentence
Do you want to play softball?
All the questions in the interview were softballs.
Recent Examples of softball from the Web
Mirage fastpitch softball organization will be holding tryouts for ages 10-18 from July 31-Aug.2.
That included national championships in six sports, having only SEC teams in the women’s basketball and baseball NCAA finals, having all 13 SEC softball teams in the NCAA tournament and having three men’s basketball teams in the Elite Eight.
Players: NoVa Senior Softball is seeking players for slow-pitch softball games Tuesday and Thursday mornings through this month.
Oh, Sunday’s softball game will be broadcast on ESPN on Monday night following the Home Run Derby so sorry for the spoilers.
Sports include: Archery, basketball, cheerleading, Go Karts, soccer, softball, tennis and Zumba.
A few of his softball buddies wore their team uniforms.
SAN FERNANDO — Two days earlier in the opening round of the Section 2 Tournament, the Burbank Little League Junior All-Stars softball team scored early, tallied 15 runs and rolled to a victory over San Marino National.
Umpires: Woodbridge Umpire Association seeks individuals for adult softball.
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First Known Use of softball
SOFTBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of softball for English Language Learners
: a sport that is similar to baseball but that is played on a smaller field and with a ball that is pitched underhand and that is larger and softer than a baseball
: the ball that is used in softball
: a question that is very easy to answer
SOFTBALL Defined for Kids
Definition of softball for Students
1 : a game like baseball played with a larger ball thrown underhand
2 : the ball used in softball
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