golf ball

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noun

a small, white ball with a tough cover and a resilient core of rubber, used in playing golf.
a ball-shaped printing element on certain electric typewriters.

Nearby words

  1. goldwyn, samuel,
  2. goldwynism,
  3. golem,
  4. golf,
  5. golf bag,
  6. golf cart,
  7. golf club,
  8. golf course,
  9. golf links,
  10. golf widow

Origin of golf ball

First recorded in 1535–45

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British Dictionary definitions for golf ball

golf ball

noun

a small resilient, usually white, ball of either two-piece or three-piece construction, the former consisting of a solid inner core with a thick covering of toughened material, the latter consisting of a liquid centre, rubber-wound core, and a thin layer of balata
(in some electric typewriters) a small detachable metal sphere, around the surface of which type characters are arranged
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