Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A variation of baseball played on a smaller diamond with a larger, softer ball that is pitched underhand.
  • noun The ball used in this game.
  • noun A question, especially one posed during an interview or public forum, that is easy to answer and does not cause embarrassment.

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  • noun A game similar to baseball but played with a larger and softer ball which can be thrown overhand or underhand.
  • noun by analogy A question designed to be easy to answer.
  • noun The ball used to play the sport.

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

  • noun ball used in playing softball
  • noun a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer

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