witch ball

  1. a decorated blown glass ball.

  2. (in the 18th century) a hollow sphere of colored glass hung in the window of a house to protect it against witchcraft.

Origin of witch ball

First recorded in 1865–70

Words Nearby witch ball

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How to use witch ball in a sentence

  • Neighbor Towne, who witnessed it, said the poor beast was struck with a witch ball.

    The Witch of Salem | John R. Musick
  • One night he was thus ridden to a witch ball and tied to a tree.

    The Witch of Salem | John R. Musick