stickball

[ stik-bawl ]
/ ˈstɪkˌbɔl /

noun

a form of baseball played in the streets, on playgrounds, etc., in which a rubber ball and a broomstick or the like are used in place of a baseball and bat.

Origin of stickball

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; (broom)stick + ball1

Related forms

stick·ball·er, noun
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