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golf ball

noun
1.
a small, white ball with a tough cover and a resilient core of rubber, used in playing golf.
2.
a ball-shaped printing element on certain electric typewriters.
Origin of golf ball
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45
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  • It looked about the size of a golf ball in his shaking hands.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The Wildcat shuddered extensively and abandoned the search for the golf ball.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • He stopped abruptly, like a golf ball hitting the north side of Gibraltar.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • The evolution of the golf ball is one of the most wonderful things of its kind.

  • In my last chapter I dealt with the construction of the golf ball.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • It is apparent that a golf ball on a putting green sinks into the turf.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • It is quite possible to send a golf ball off a club without spin.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • And he had slunk back when the course was cleared, to be told the simple secret of hitting a golf ball.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for golf ball

golf ball

noun
1.
a small resilient, usually white, ball of either two-piece or three-piece construction, the former consisting of a solid inner core with a thick covering of toughened material, the latter consisting of a liquid centre, rubber-wound core, and a thin layer of balata
2.
(in some electric typewriters) a small detachable metal sphere, around the surface of which type characters are arranged
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