[ pad-l-bawl ]
/ ˈpæd lˌbɔl /


a game played on a handball court following the same basic rules as handball, but in which players use short-handled, perforated paddles to hit a ball resembling a tennis ball.

Origin of paddleball

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; paddle1 + ball1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019