- tennis, especially when played on a grass court.
Origin of lawn tennis
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for lawn tennis
"Lawn-tennis racket," suggested Kate, who knew country ways.Daybreak
Florence A. Sitwell
What more do the girls want than a good home and plenty of lawn-tennis?The Daughters of Danaus
To be sure there is lawn-tennis, but that's only for summer.Phoebe, Junior
Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Shall we join the world at lawn-tennis, or will you come in with me and have a cup of tea?Miss Hildreth, Volume 1 of 3
Augusta de Grasse Stevens
The Volley has ever been a subject of controversy in lawn-tennis annals.
- tennis played on a grass court
- the formal name for tennis
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