Definition of spitball
1 : paper chewed and rolled into a ball to be thrown or shot as a missile
2 : a baseball pitch delivered after the ball has been moistened with saliva or sweat
Examples of spitball in a sentence
The kids were shooting spitballs at each other.
First Known Use of spitball
SPITBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of spitball for English Language Learners
: a small piece of paper that is chewed and rolled into a ball so that it can be thrown or shot at someone
baseball : an illegal pitch in which the ball is made wet with saliva or sweat
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