from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A game similar to lawn tennis, played on a table with wooden paddles and a small hollow plastic ball.
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- n. A game or sport (similar to tennis) that involves the hitting of a light plastic ball across a table (fashioned like a mini tennis court) by racquets (a.k.a. paddles, a.k.a bats in Britain)
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- n. a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball
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Shen Jie had always prided himself on his table tennis prowess, which he had developed at a young age in the courtyard of his tenement.