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 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 The ball and rope attached to a pole haphazardly stuck in the sand provided us with tetherball. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2020 The fenced-in area features four square, hopscotch, tetherball, a basketball-type game and a colorful alphabet soup of letters and numbers painted on the blacktop. Katy Moeller, idahostatesman, 26 Apr. 2017 The latest collection includes everything from flaming tetherball to unicycle football to a zombie run. Jakob Schiller, WIRED, 25 Mar. 2014 In the field is a giant sandbox, a cornhole area and a tetherball pole. Andy Staples, SI.com, 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of tetherball

1897, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2021

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“Tetherball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetherball. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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