racquetball

[ rak-it-bawl ]
/ ˈræk ɪtˌbɔl /
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noun

a game similar to handball, played on a four-walled court but with a short-handled, strung racket and a larger, somewhat softer ball.

Origin of racquetball

First recorded in 1965–70; racquet + ball1
Related formsrac·quet·ball·er, noun
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Word Origin and History for racquetball

racquetball


n.

1972, from racquet + ball (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper