the ba' a game somewhat like rugby played in Orkney at Christmas and New Year between two very large teams of players
the ba' or handba' a similar game played at Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders in mid-February
the stuffed leather ball used in these games
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Word Origin for ba'
Scots form of ball 1
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