a fine dark kaolinic clay that turns white or nearly white when fired, used in the manufacture of a wide variety of ceramic wares in combination with other clays for its exceptional bonding properties and plasticity.
FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
Origin of ball clay
First recorded in 1805–15
Words nearby ball clay
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020