stickball

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noun stick·ball \ˈstik-ˌbȯl\

Definition of stickball

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

1922

First Known Use of stickball

1922


STICKBALL Defined for English Language Learners

stickball

play
noun stick·ball \ˈstik-ˌbȯl\

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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