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dodge ball

a circle game in which players throw an inflated ball at opponents within the circle who try to avoid being hit, and therefore eliminated, the winner being the one who remains unhit.
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First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dodgeball

dodge ball

a game in which the players form a circle and try to hit opponents in the circle with a large ball
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Contemporary definitions for dodgeball

a game in which players in a circle try to hit the opponents inside the circle with an inflated ball, thereby eliminating them's 21st Century Lexicon
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