Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old game played by two or more persons with a ball, bat, and trap (see trap, n., 5). By striking the end of the pivoted trap with the bat, the ball is driven some distance. The side or players out retire the striker by catching the batted ball on the fly or by bowling it to the trap from the place where it falls.
- n. The ball used in the game of trap-ball.
- n. obsolete A game in which a batsman makes a ball hit a trap (device) that sends the ball into the air, from where the batsman has to hit it again
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An old game of ball played with a trap. See 4th trap, 4.
- trap + ball (Wiktionary)
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“Stoolball, knurr-and-spell, trapball, ninepins, handbasll, bowls and football were all customary pastimes of the Easter holidays. ”
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