tetherball

noun
teth·​er·​ball | \ ˈte-t͟hər-ˌbȯl How to pronounce tetherball (audio) \

Definition of tetherball

: a game played with a ball suspended by a string from an upright pole in which the object is to wrap the string around the pole by striking the ball in a direction opposite to that of one's opponent also : the ball used in this game

Examples of tetherball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And there’s a play area packed with games and even a tetherball court. Charles Passy, WSJ, 28 July 2022 Wildcoast has also used tires and other materials retrieved from the boom to build a nearby playground with swings, tetherball courts and a small soccer field. San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Apr. 2022 The center is using several of Convertible's additions as part of the exercise routines, including the human hamster wheel, tetherball and indoor slide. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, 1 Dec. 2021 The shortstop could be seeking a contract valued at $300 million, which seems a lot for an average defensive shortstop who backhands more balls than a tetherball player. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Who among us wouldn’t love to run outside for a game of tetherball? Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 26 May 2021 Irving’s parks and recreation department is hosting adult recess every week, with cornhole, tetherball, pickle ball, shuffleboard, table tennis and giant Jenga. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 11 June 2021 Irving’s parks and recreation department is hosing adult recess every week, with cornhole, tetherball, pickle ball, shuffleboard, table tennis and giant Jenga. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 4 June 2021 Irving’s parks and recreation department is hosing adult recess every week, with cornhole, tetherball, pickle ball, shuffleboard, table tennis and giant Jenga. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 28 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tetherball

1897, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

30 Jul 2022

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“Tetherball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetherball. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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