racquetball [rak-it-bawl] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a game similar to handball, played on a four-walled court but with a short-handled, strung racket and a larger, somewhat softer ball.

Origin of racquetball First recorded in 1965–70; racquet + ball1 Related formsrac·quet·ball·er, noun Examples from the Web for racquetball Contemporary Examples of racquetball

  • In a day, he’ll play basketball and racquetball, lift weights and run, then throw.

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  • Wolfe is in terrific shape and an admitted sports nut who loves skydiving, waterskiing, and racquetball.

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  • Word Origin and History for racquetball n.

    1972, from racquet + ball (n.1).

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