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dodge ball

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.


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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Word History and Origins

Origin of dodge ball1

First recorded in 1920–25
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Example Sentences

We play dodge ball, ride giant tricycles, and craft homespun jalopies for the adult soapbox derby.

They didn't get to play dodge ball, and they mostly sat around talking.

Then went forward a great game of duck on a rock, followed by a relay race and dodge-ball.

There weren't any fire drills, and they got to play dodge ball at recess.

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