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softball

Noun

1 ball used in playing softball [syn: playground ball]
2 a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer [syn: softball game] [ant: hardball]

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English

Etymology

1926

Noun

  1. A game similar to baseball but played with a larger and softer ball which can be thrown overhand or underhand.
  2. In the context of "by analogy": A question designed to be easy to answer.
  3. The ball used to play the sport.

Translations

game ball

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