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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Boise homeless shelter’s new playground lets kids be kids," 26 Apr. 2017 The latest collection includes everything from flaming tetherball to unicycle football to a zombie run. Jakob Schiller, WIRED, "Ostrich Races, Naked Bike Rides, and Other Weird Sports of the World," 25 Mar. 2014 In the field is a giant sandbox, a cornhole area and a tetherball pole. Andy Staples, SI.com, "Where to eat, drink in Gainesville, Florida," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of tetherball

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Tetherball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tetherball. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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