American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A game played on a four-walled handball court by two or four players with short-handled rackets and a hollow rubber ball 2 1/4 inches (5.7 centimeters) in diameter.
- n. uncountable A certain sport, similar to squash, but played with a bigger ball.
- n. A ball used for this sport.
- n. a game played on a handball court with short-handled rackets
- n. the ball used in playing the game of racquetball
- From racquet + ball. (Wiktionary)
“These games could be defined simply as ` handball played with a paddle, 'the only difference being that paddleball employs a perforated wooden racquet and a large spongy ball, while racquetball, which is rapidly pushing both handball and paddleball into obscurity, employs a small strung racquet and a lively rubber ball.”
“Women who gain too little are more likely to have smaller babies. 6 Exercise: sports such as racquetball that expose the abdomen to potential trauma.”
“Monte Alban also has many large stellas or stone hieroglyph carvings and two ballcourts (which seem to lend themselves more to a kind of racquetball game than the hoop style basketball courts of the Maya).”
“(court tennis, racquets, squash tennis, for example) whose original clear-cut identity has become hazy owing to recently created sports, such as racquetball and platform tennis, which share some of the characteristics of the older games.”
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“If at all else, it makes them very competitive for handball, racquetball, or volleyball.”
“Letting loose in a game of wallyball, a game akin to volleyball played with a net on a racquetball court, helps build teamwork at Aquascape, the garden-supply company.”
“From chess to poker to racquetball, the science officer was a formidable competitor, employing a level of tenacity and even stubbornness that had become the stuff of much good-natured, respectful ribbing aboard ship.”
““We were going to play racquetball tonight, remember?””
“He liked to jog and played rebote (a game something like racquetball) wearing tennis shoes and white pants.”
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