Definitions

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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Examples

  • But what Solomon Islanders call ping-pong politics-frequent government changes, side-switching by politicians in search of more lucrative jobs and an obsession with the parliamentary numbers game-is taking its toll, increasing public disillusionment and leading to outbursts of violence.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

  • “Maybe you could do that,” she says, her excited voice bouncing across the table at me like a ping-pong ball.

    Left Neglected

  • Then came the resurgence of ping-pong tables as a necessary stop.

    A Decade of Startup Tours and the Evolution of Technology

  • There are those who arrive late, those who slip away early and those who combine the capacity to down 10 pints with a bladder the size of a ping-pong ball.

    Sheepskin-wearing seating bores get my goat | Harry Pearson

  • I listen to the quiet ping-pong of him saying “Sorry” and her saying “Shhh,” both as earnestly as they can mean it.

    Angry Young Man

  • Btw, section 2 is a perfect formula for a legislative ping-pong game.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Federalism Restoration Amendment: Take 2

  • The magician turned a ping-pong ball into a shiny box and pulled out of it a wriggling white mouse.

    The Magician

  • The thick of winter is here and the no-longer-dormant Knicks are finally chasing something better than a ping-pong ball.

    Knicks Suddenly Doing the Kicking

  • The tornadoes, as many as eight in central North Carolina alone, were accompanied by hail the size of ping-pong balls, said Scott Sharp , another meteorologist with the weather service.

    Tornadoes Devastate South

  • I listen to the quiet ping-pong of him saying “Sorry” and her saying “Shhh,” both as earnestly as they can mean it.

    Angry Young Man

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