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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
1535-1545
1535-45
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  • The portals give it a dimpled surface that brings to mind an enormous golf ball from outer space.
  • Wait for a sunny day and take a golf ball to make some shadows from the sunlight on a piece of paper.
  • But these days no one is willing to give or take so much as a logo-stamped golf ball.
  • Hail that is golf ball sized or larger can break windows.
  • Put the tee into the ground and sit your golf ball on top of it.
  • Colorful river gravel, golf ball to baseball size, used for landscaping and rock gardens.
  • The conventional design is a sphere atop a tower, hence the look of a golf ball on a tee.
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
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