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 formsstick·ball·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • He knew the general rules of big-league baseball, but the kid-business of stickball did not register.

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    George Oliver Smith