golf ball

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

Origin of golf ball

First recorded in 1535–45
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golf ball

noun
  1. 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
  2. (in some electric typewriters) a small detachable metal sphere, around the surface of which type characters are arranged
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