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paddleball

[ pad-l-bawl ]
/ ˈpæd lˌbɔl /
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noun

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.

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Origin of paddleball

An Americanism dating back to 1930–35; paddle1 + ball1
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