from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for table tennis and associated equipment.


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  • Time magazine described them, signaled the beginning of the thaw between the two nations, a triumph of what became known as Ping-Pong diplomacy.

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  • Follow up The game that Alcorn created was fun to play and since the name Ping-Pong was already trademarked, it was called simply [...]

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  • On April 6, 1971, in a happening that came to be known as Ping-Pong diplomacy, a young American Ping-Pong player walked over to speak with the Chinese team at a tournament in Japan.

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  • "Rather than have this kind of Ping-Pong effect of having the decision overturned, appealed and then overturned again, it's better to have this kind of decision."

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  • Boyan and Mosquito played Ping-Pong on an old blackboard.

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  • We handed out fingerless gloves, built a fire in the fire pit, and played Ping-Pong until the sun came up.

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  • The conference room had a Ping-Pong table, and, maintaining the tradition, the desks were doors on sawhorses.

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  • Several video-game controllers littered the floor, and half the room away were pool tables and foosball stands, a Ping-Pong table, along with well-worn air-hockey tables.

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  • Jeff Herr for The Wall Street Journal Sister Louisa's Church of the Living Room and Ping-Pong Emporium: Artist Grant Henry's surreal bar has good eats, a ping-pong table and an organ for 'community karaoke.'

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  • I cannot tell you how important Ping-Pong has become to the survival and “thrival” of our friendship.

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