table tennis

noun
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of table tennis

: a game resembling tennis that is played on a tabletop with wooden paddles and a small hollow plastic ball

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First Known Use of table tennis

1891


TABLE TENNIS Defined for English Language Learners

table tennis

noun

Definition of table tennis for English Language Learners

  • : a game in which players stand at opposite ends of a table and use wooden paddles to hit a small plastic ball to each other across a net


TABLE TENNIS Defined for Kids

table tennis

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Definition of table tennis for Students

: a game played on a table by two or four players who use paddles to hit a small hollow plastic ball back and forth over a net


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