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dodge ball

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.
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1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then went forward a great game of duck on a rock, followed by a relay race and dodge-ball.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for dodge-ball

dodge ball

a game in which the players form a circle and try to hit opponents in the circle with a large ball
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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