water balloon


chiefly US
: a balloon that is filled with water
The boys were throwing water balloons at each other.

Examples of water balloon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blakeman was walking on Stewart Avenue — halfway through the roughly mile-long parade — when Alexa chucked the water balloon at him. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2023 There’s something for everyone, from relay races and science experiments to tie-dyeing and water balloon tosses. Christina Montoya Fiedler, Woman's Day, 24 Feb. 2023 The events are family-friendly, with opportunities for children to meet police offices and firefighters through games and activities such as a water balloon toss, a community bike ride or aiming a fire department water hose at an image of a burning house. Chicago Tribune, 24 July 2023 The claim: Video shows girl hitting Mike Pence in the head with a water balloon A July 14 Instagram video (direct link, archive link) shows a man with white hair being struck in the head with a water balloon while walking in a parade. Hannah Hudnall, USA TODAY, 19 July 2023 Presidential candidate Mike Pence, despite what video on Twitter might otherwise suggest, did not get hit in the back of the head by a water balloon, and definitely not by a young girl sporting a howitzer for an arm. The Indianapolis Star, 15 July 2023 After lunch, some of the parents played water balloon toss with the children. Raul Roa, Los Angeles Times, 1 July 2023 On July 4, families start gathering at the park for a full slate of lawn and water games that begin at 1 p.m. There will be an egg carry race, water balloon toss, tug of war, cornhole, giant Jenga, a 75-foot slip and slide and more. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 16 June 2023 Then gather your crew and start the ultimate water balloon fight. Christina Montoya Fiedler, Woman's Day, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Water balloon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20balloon. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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