tetherball

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noun teth·er·ball \ˈte-thər-ˌbȯl\

Definition of tetherball

  1. :  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

1897

First Known Use of tetherball

1897

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