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
In two North Carolina high schools, the girls’ basketball and softball teams had no place to change until a Title IX review in 2008, which led to a $50,000 renovation two years later.
This year, for the first time since 2012, three Pac-12 softball teams have played themselves into the eight-team WCWS field.
In addition to four seniors, Auburn is also losing two juniors, including the oldest member of the softball team.
The softball rivalry between the Patriots and Mustangs became more intense when Wilhelm took the Stevenson job.
Youth league coaches, team representatives, teachers, schools, friends or family members can nominate youth baseball or softball players, who display sportsmanship and good grades or academic improvements.
CEDAR GROVE, N.J. — A New Jersey high school softball pitcher has pitched a true perfect game.
San Diego Section Championships SOFTBALLSite: UC San Diego OPEN DIVISION (2) Cathedral Catholic (26-5-1) vs. (1) Ramona (29-4) Saturday: 7 p.m.
Crown Point, Lake Central advance in softball: Alexis Holloway and Crown Point aren't rooted in the past, but the senior pitcher and the Bulldogs haven't forgotten it either.
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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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