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deck tennis

a game played on a small court, usually on the deck of a ship, in which a ring, generally of rubber or Manila rope, is alternately thrown and caught, using only one hand, by two opponents standing on opposite sides of a net.
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1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for deck-tennis

deck tennis

a game played on board ship in which a quoit is tossed to and fro across a high net on a small court resembling a tennis court
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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