[ trap-bawl ]
/ ˈtræpˌbɔl /


an old game in which a ball placed on the hollowed end of a trap is thrown into the air by striking the other end of the trap with a bat and then driven to a distance with the bat.
the ball used in this game.

Nearby words

  1. trap house,
  2. trap shot,
  3. trap-door spider,
  4. trapan,
  5. trapani,
  6. trapdoor,
  7. trapdoor function,
  8. trapes,
  9. trapeze,
  10. trapeze artist

Origin of trapball

First recorded in 1650–60; trap1 + ball1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019