: relating to or being a golf match in which three players compete against one another with each playing a single ball

Examples of three-ball in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Samoan southpaw — as large as ever, though with considerably less hair — held the Giants scoreless on a handful of hits but put four batters on base via walks and ran three-ball counts to another five hitters. Evan Webeck, The Mercury News, 24 Apr. 2024 Reddish then calmly reset his feet and confidently knocked down the three-ball early in the second quarter. Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 The biggest threat was a three-ball, one-strike count to Jonah Bride with two outs in the eighth. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, 29 June 2023 His three-ball from the right wing cut Arkansas' deficit to seven. Scottie Bordelon, Arkansas Online, 18 Mar. 2023 Throughout his 15:59 in the first half when Beasley did most of his damage, the shooting guard was stroking his three-ball with ease in scoring 21 of his 24 in the first 24 minutes. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 15 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of three-ball was in 1839

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“Three-ball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-ball. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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