or ball park
- ballot paper,
- ballpark figure,
- ballroom dance
Origin of ballpark
Examples from the Web for ballpark
Still, the numbers give you a rough idea of the ballpark expenditure.
Happy birthday Wrigley Field, but are you too beautiful of a ballpark?100 Years of Wrigley Field: Are the Chicago Cubs Horrible Because of the Ballpark?|Luke Epplin|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As far as the NSA is concerned, they might not be in that ballpark at all.
Ruth signed a bunch of autographs, then went to the ballpark and hit a home run, his 53rd.
His ballpark estimate includes dedicated equipment, software and payroll system modifications.E-Verify mandate: 'Pain in the neck' for Main Street|CNBC|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
- approximate rangein the right ballpark
- (as modifier)a ballpark figure
"baseball stadium," 1899, from (base)ball + park (n.). Figurative sense of "acceptable range of approximation" first recorded 1954, originally in the jargon of atomic weapons scientists, perhaps originally referring to area within which a missile was expected to return to earth; the reference is to broad but reasonably predictable dimensions.
The result, according to the author's estimate, is a stockpile equivalent to one billion tons of TNT. Assuming this estimate is "in the ball park," clearly there is valid reason for urging candor on the part of our government. [Ralph E. Lapp, "Atomic Candor," in "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists," October 1954]