from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Tennis played with small rackets upon a table on which the courts may be marked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun [originally a trade name An indoor modification of lawn tennis played with small bats, or battledores, and a very light, hollow, celluloid ball, on a large table divided across the middle by a net. Also called table tennis.
  • noun A size of photograph a little larger than a postage stamp.
  • intransitive verb To play ping-pong.
  • intransitive verb to bounce back and forth, in the manner of a ping-pong ball.

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  • noun Alternative form of ping pong.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball


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