from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A game played by two people using the hands or paddles and a ball hung by a cord from an upright post, the objective being to wind the cord around the post.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A two-person sport where players hit a ball on the end of a tether attached to the top of a pole in opposte directions, and the winner is the one who manages to make the tether wrap all the way round the pole.
  • n. The ball in the sport of tetherball.


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  • Heh, this game was sold in Australia under the brand name Totem Tennis.

    November 12, 2008