- a small, white ball with a tough cover and a resilient core of rubber, used in playing golf.
- a ball-shaped printing element on certain electric typewriters.
Origin of golf ball
First recorded in 1535–45
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Examples from the Web for golf ball
And when I am composing, I should not know a golf-ball from an egg.Dodo's Daughter
E. F. Benson
They sat on a nose that could have served as a golf-ball model.The Flying Stingaree
Harold Leland Goodwin
I suppose you haven't seen such a thing as a golf-ball about anywhere, have you?Mr. Punch's Golf Stories
The men who chase the golf-ball don't have to pursue the doctor.Keeping Fit All the Way
About six months ago he lost the remaining sound eye through a blow from a golf-ball.
- 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
- (in some electric typewriters) a small detachable metal sphere, around the surface of which type characters are arranged
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