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[poo sh-bawl]
  1. a game played with a large, heavy ball, usually about 6 feet (1.8 meters) in diameter, which two sides attempt to push to opposite goals.
  2. the ball used in this game.
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Origin of pushball

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; push + ball1
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Examples from the Web for pushball

Historical Examples

  • The ball of all sorts and sizes, from the marble to the pushball, would lead to endless scientific argument.

    The Angel and the Author - and Others

    Jerome K. Jerome

British Dictionary definitions for pushball


  1. mainly US and Canadian a game in which two teams try to push a heavy ball towards opposite goals
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