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dodge ball

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noun
  1. a circle game in which players throw an inflated ball at opponents within the circle who try to avoid being hit, and therefore eliminated, the winner being the one who remains unhit.
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Origin of dodge ball

First recorded in 1920–25
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  • Then went forward a great game of duck on a rock, followed by a relay race and dodge-ball.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy

    Eleanor Gates


British Dictionary definitions for dodge ball

dodge ball

noun
  1. a game in which the players form a circle and try to hit opponents in the circle with a large ball
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