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ballplayer

[bawl-pley-er] /ˈbɔlˌpleɪ ər/
noun
1.
a person who plays ball professionally, especially baseball.
2.
anyone who plays ball.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; ball1 + player
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British Dictionary definitions for ballplayer

ballplayer

/ˈbɔːlˌpleɪə/
noun
1.
a player, esp in soccer, with outstanding ability to control the ball
2.
(US & Canadian) a baseball player, esp a professional
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Word Origin and History for ballplayer
n.

mid-15c., from ball (n.1) + player.

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