from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game for two to four participants played with a perforated paddle and a ball similar to a tennis ball on a court having one, three, or four walls.
- n. The ball used in this game.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An early form of racquetball.
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A solution is suggested in my comments on racquetball: racquetball, while officially referring to the four-wall game played with a strung paddle, would unofficially also include the same sport played with a wooden paddle; this would leave the term paddleball as the sole designation for the one-wall game.
Others, such as managers of retail tennis shops, coaches, and regular players (who number in the thousands) seem to be totally in the dark about such matters as the proper distinction between paddle tennis and platform tennis and whether the terms paddleball and racquetball are interchangeable.
Both games have been referred to as paddleball, although the ambiguity of whether one is alluding to the one-wall version or the four-wall version must always be resolved.
There's a scene in a bar, where Marilyn Monroe's character wins a bet with a paddleball.
The next two weeks will offer free clinics in rollerblading and skateboarding; other days will focus on paddleball, pogo sticking, and the bottle-cap game called skelly.
There was a scene in a bar, where Marilyn Monroe's character in the movie won a bet with a paddleball.
*Munches some fudjy caek adn iskreem, munch nosh gobble glup, adn sips teh frooty party punch wif ekstra ice kyoobs innit; adn fans self wif paddleball paddle*
How many McCain Bucks do I need to get a paddleball?
I've faith in Pixar, but that sounds worryingly like a MvA paddleball-to-the-face.
I took notice of the large number of adults mingling in groups here and there, and then I noticed the the kiddy section where children were making crafts bracelets, crowns or coloring a paddleball or waiting in line for a clown to make their balloon animal.
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