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Other games played with balls

badminton

noun

a game in which two or four players use rackets to hit a shuttlecock (=a small light object with feathers on it) to each other across a net

ball

noun

any game that you play with a ball, especially an informal game

ball game

noun

any game played with a ball, such as tennis or football

croquet

noun

a game played on grass in which players hit balls through curved pieces of metal called hoops using long wooden hammers called mallets

handball

noun

a game in which two teams of players use their hands to pass a ball and try to score goals

handball

noun

in the US, a game in which two or four people hit a ball against a wall with their hands

hurling

noun

a game similar to hockey and lacrosse that is popular in Ireland and is played by two teams of 15 players

lacrosse

noun

a game in which two teams throw and catch a ball using long sticks with nets at the end, and try to score goals

netball

noun

a game similar to basketball in which players, usually girls or women, get points by throwing a ball through a net

pelota

noun

a game in which players use a basket fixed to their wrist to throw a ball against a wall

Ping-Pong

the game of table tennis

polo

noun

a game played by two teams riding polo ponies (=horses). They get points by hitting a small ball into a particular area using a polo stick (=a wooden hammer with a long handle).

rackets

noun

an indoor game similar to squash in which two people use long rackets to hit a ball

racquetball

noun

an indoor game in which two players use small rackets to hit a ball

rounders

noun

a game played in the UK that is similar to baseball, in which players hit a ball with a bat and then run around four sides of a square

softball

noun

a game similar to baseball but played on a smaller field and with a larger softer ball

squash

noun

a game in which two players use rackets to hit a small ball against a wall. You play squash on an indoor area called a court.

stickball

noun

a game similar to baseball that is played in the US by children in the street using a stick and a ball

table tennis

noun

a game in which one or two players on either side of a table hit a small light ball with wooden bats across a low net in the middle of the table

T-ball

noun

a form of baseball played in the US by young children in which the ball is not thrown but is placed on a special stick so that you can hit it easily

volleyball

noun

a sport in which two teams use only their hands and arms to hit a ball to each other over a high net, trying to prevent the ball from touching the ground on their side

water polo

noun

a game played in water by two teams of seven players who get points by throwing a ball into the opponent’s goal

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