Definition of stickball
: baseball adapted for play in streets or small areas and using a broomstick and a lightweight ball
Recent Examples of stickball from the Web
Young kids played stickball on the concrete courtyards, while older ones loitered in packs on the corners.
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First Known Use of stickball
STICKBALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of stickball for English Language Learners
: a game like baseball that is played on the street or in a small area with a stick (such as a broomstick) and ball
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