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.
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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