deck tennis

  1. a game played on a small court, usually on the deck of a ship, in which a ring, generally of rubber or Manila rope, is alternately thrown and caught, using only one hand, by two opponents standing on opposite sides of a net.

Origin of deck tennis

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby deck tennis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use deck tennis in a sentence

  • He and his young wife used to play deck-tennis every morning as lightheartedly as if they were travelling to Europe for a lark.

    The Glory of the Trenches | Coningsby Dawson

British Dictionary definitions for deck tennis

deck tennis

  1. a game played on board ship in which a quoit is tossed to and fro across a high net on a small court resembling a tennis court

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