stickball

noun
stick·​ball | \ ˈstik-ˌbȯl How to pronounce stickball (audio) \

Definition of stickball

: baseball adapted for play in streets or small areas and using a broomstick and a lightweight ball

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In our neighborhood, kids played stoop ball, hopscotch and stickball, with a broomstick. Marc Myers, WSJ, "How Dionne Warwick Fought to Be Heard," 7 Aug. 2018 While other kids gathered in the streets for pickup games of stickball and skelly, Doug, a big kid with thick glasses in dark plastic frames, preferred the company of books. Jessica Pressler, Daily Intelligencer, "The Tragic End to a Longtime Black-Car Driver’s Campaign Against Uber," 15 May 2018 Gertrude grew up on a farm with five brothers and one sister, climbing walnut trees, playing stickball and fishing for trout. Jonathan Wolfe, New York Times, "Gertrude Jeannette, Actor, Director and Cabdriver, Dies at 103," 26 Apr. 2018 In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time. Jeff Macgregor, Smithsonian, "Why ‘Happy Days’ — and the Fonz — Never Truly ‘Jumped the Shark’," 1 Oct. 2017 In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time. Jeff Macgregor, Smithsonian, "Why ‘Happy Days’ — and the Fonz — Never Truly ‘Jumped the Shark’," 1 Oct. 2017 In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time. Jeff Macgregor, Smithsonian, "Why ‘Happy Days’ — and the Fonz — Never Truly ‘Jumped the Shark’," 1 Oct. 2017 In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time. Jeff Macgregor, Smithsonian, "Why ‘Happy Days’ — and the Fonz — Never Truly ‘Jumped the Shark’," 1 Oct. 2017 In My Happy Days in Hollywood, Marshall takes us on a journey from his stickball-playing days in the Bronx to his time at the helm of some of the most popular television series and movies of all time. Jeff Macgregor, Smithsonian, "Why ‘Happy Days’ — and the Fonz — Never Truly ‘Jumped the Shark’," 1 Oct. 2017

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1878, in the meaning defined above

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stickball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stickball

US : 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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