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deck tennis

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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deck tennis

noun
1.
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
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deck tennis

game for two or four players, designed for the limited space aboard ship and also played as a garden game. It combines lawn tennis and quoits. A rubber ring, or quoit, is thrown across a net. It must be caught using one hand and returned immediately with the same hand from the point of catch. The size of the court, usually 30-40 feet (9-12 m) long and 10-15 feet (3-4.5 m) wide, the size of the ring, and the rules of play are not standardized

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