golf-ball

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:
1535–45

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golf ball
 
n
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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