stickball

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stickball a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
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Usage

In literature:

He knew the general rules of big-league baseball, but the kid-business of stickball did not register.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
Have you been betting on the stickball teams again?
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In news:

There are all kinds of theories about why — bigger meal portions, omnipresent corn syrup and sugar, fewer pickup stickball games after school.
As a boy, Luke Nee played all the games that a Bronx sidewalk offered to kids on Minerva Place, just off the Grand Concourse: stickball, of course, and off-the-point and street hockey.
Yes, this spindly election was a game: stickball.
Mayor Bloomberg should forget smaller sodas and think bigger stickball .
Kids enjoy a stickball game in Harlem.
Block parties are generally an opportunity to critique your neighbors' stickball prowess, to break up fights in the rented bouncy castle, or better yet, to skip town entirely.
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