from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The game of tennis played upon a table, with smaller balls, nets, rackets, etc. Compare ping-pong.


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  • Obama and Cameron later visited the Globe Academy in London's Southwark neighborhood, where they saw some science exhibits and then played a table-tennis match against two teenage boys.

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  • The spa was established by former Latvian table-tennis champion Vadim Sokolov after seeing the benefits of therapies he experienced as an athlete.

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  • Here, representatives from five Sundance movies competed in a table-tennis tournament.

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  • I'm not sure why it took me until I was in my 50s to realize there was a comic novel, "The Mighty Walzer," to be written about my experiences as a boy table-tennis player growing up in Manchester, England, and dreaming of world domination.

    Ping-Pong and the Game of Comedy

  • "The young people have music, they can play table-tennis, they can use the computer, there's a quiet area where they can work," she says.

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  • Approaching the 1972 trail-blazing "Pong"—a single bouncing bit and two white lines, which replicate a table-tennis match—the visitor may be seized by a feeling of disbelief: Surely people couldn't spend hours playing with that?

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  • One night I was taken to a clandestine warehouse table-tennis club in Brooklyn.

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  • "We can't – I tore it up and used it as a table-tennis net," says someone else, shovelling the ripped remnants into a bin.

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  • There was ping-pong in the team room, however, with rookie Matt Kuchar dominating table-tennis rivals Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, and a speech on Tuesday by Maj.

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  • He first came to the attention of British sports fans as a table-tennis star he was Britain's top-ranked player for eight years beginning in 1995 and a two-time Olympian.

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