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lawn tennis

tennis, especially when played on a grass court.
Origin of lawn tennis
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Two courts of lawn tennis in the square of the county town of Donegal!

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • I assure you my dressmakers are as fond of lawn tennis as the students of Newnham.

  • It must be so nice to be able to do anything well, even if it's only lawn tennis.

    Stella Fregelius H. Rider Haggard
  • He felt no more interest than he would have felt in watching a game of lawn tennis.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • There is a Mr. Ponsonby here, and he and I can beat any other couple at lawn tennis.

    Ayala's Angel

    Anthony Trollope
  • No, we set no store of hope on being a sixty-year-old prodigy at lawn tennis.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
  • lawn tennis seems to suffer in this respect more than most games.

    Lawn Tennis for Ladies Mrs. Lambert Chambers
  • A game of lawn tennis in which the hand is used in place of a racket.

    Outdoor Sports and Games

    Claude H. Miller
  • Also, the racquet and ball are akin to lawn tennis equipment.

    Squash Tennis Richard C. Squires
  • Even the patients in asylums are forbidden to play cricket or lawn tennis.

    Is Ulster Right? Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for lawn tennis

lawn tennis

tennis played on a grass court
the formal name for tennis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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