Skee-Ball

[skee-bawl]
Trademark.
  1. a brand name for a game in which players roll balls up a sloping, table-sized ramp, attempting to score points by making them drop into slots in a target.
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Skee-Ball

n.

1909, proprietary name (Skee-Ball Alley Company, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.), the first element said to represent the old alternative spelling of ski (v.).

Skee ball bowling, in which the ball is jumped or skeed into the pockets in the same manner as a skee-jumper rises from the bump in his flight, is a new and unique hand-ball game that seems destined to great popularity. ["Popular Mechanics," July 1909]
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