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lawn tennis

tennis, especially when played on a grass court.
Origin of lawn tennis
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Can play the banjo, and twenty-six games of lawn-tennis without fatigue.

  • What more do the girls want than a good home and plenty of lawn-tennis?

  • You will teach me lawn-tennis, Arnold; and I should like, I think, to learn dancing.

    In Luck at Last Walter Besant
  • Shall we join the world at lawn-tennis, or will you come in with me and have a cup of tea?

    Miss Hildreth, Volume 1 of 3 Augusta de Grasse Stevens
  • "lawn-tennis racket," suggested Kate, who knew country ways.

    Daybreak Florence A. Sitwell
  • The position of the feet and body in lawn-tennis is of the utmost importance.

  • No doubt there was a good deal of lawn-tennis of an afternoon, and the lawn-tennis was generally played in the rectory garden.

    Dr. Wortle's School Anthony Trollope
  • The Volley has ever been a subject of controversy in lawn-tennis annals.

  • She was rather anæmic, preferred croquet to lawn-tennis—then the rage—and kept a journal, after the style of an American model.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • One may say that this is so in hockey, cricket, and lawn-tennis.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
British Dictionary definitions for lawn-tennis

lawn tennis

tennis played on a grass court
the formal name for tennis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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