follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

golf ball

noun
1.
a small, white ball with a tough cover and a resilient core of rubber, used in playing golf.
2.
a ball-shaped printing element on certain electric typewriters.
Origin of golf ball
1535-1545
1535-45
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for golf ball
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The evolution of the golf ball is one of the most wonderful things of its kind.

  • It looked about the size of a golf ball in his shaking hands.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The learned lecturer says: "A golf ball when it leaves a club is only in rare cases devoid of spin."

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • It is apparent that a golf ball on a putting green sinks into the turf.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • A golf ball was connected to this by a piece of india-rubber tubing, and a slight hissing noise was heard.

  • But theirs was not the distinction of hitting the first golf ball in that ancient land.

    The Happy Golfer Henry Leach
  • The amount of back-spin which is unconsciously applied to the golf ball is practically negligible.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • This game is played by rolling a ball about the size of a golf ball into holes made in the ground.

British Dictionary definitions for golf ball

golf ball

noun
1.
a small resilient, usually white, ball of either two-piece or three-piece construction, the former consisting of a solid inner core with a thick covering of toughened material, the latter consisting of a liquid centre, rubber-wound core, and a thin layer of balata
2.
(in some electric typewriters) a small detachable metal sphere, around the surface of which type characters are arranged
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for golf ball

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for golf

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for golf ball