dodge ball

noun
a circle game in which players throw an inflated ball at opponents within the circle who try to avoid being hit, and therefore eliminated, the winner being the one who remains unhit.

Origin:
1920–25

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dodge ball
 
n
a game in which the players form a circle and try to hit opponents in the circle with a large ball

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They played dodge ball, capture-the-flag, and other traditional outdoor camp fare.
Additionally, teens may enter a contest to design the t-shirt for the dodge ball tournament.
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