Tether-ball

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tether-ball A game played with rackets and a ball suspended by a string from an upright pole, the object of each side being to wrap the string around the pole by striking the ball in a direction opposite to the other.
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Usage

In literature:

Berenice, executing a tripping, running step to one side, was striking the tethered ball with her racquet.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
Understand the rules of basket ball, volley ball, long ball, tether ball, tennis and captain ball.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
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In news:

Apple and AT&T Play Tether Ball.
The board games, jumping ropes, bicycles, jacks and tether balls of yesterday are long gone, and in their place we have Wii, Nintendo DS, XBOX 360 and PlayStation.
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