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[rak-it-bawl] /ˈræk ɪtˌbɔl/
a game similar to handball, played on a four-walled court but with a short-handled, strung racket and a larger, somewhat softer ball.
Origin of racquetball
1965-70; racquet + ball1
Related forms
racquetballer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • At trial he drew attention for his cavalier demeanor and for playing racquetball during a break.
  • All racquetball court use requires advanced reservations and can be made by calling the individual recreation center.
  • Non-marking shoes are required in the gymnasium, racquetball courts, and fitness studio.
  • To relax, he plays racquetball three times a week and goes whitewater rafting every summer.
  • It can strike during a sweaty racquetball game or a wicked wind storm.
  • Activities at the hotel include billiards, tennis and racquetball.
  • Swim, rent or bring your own boat, play tennis or racquetball and enjoy fishing without need of a license.
  • Facility amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness area as well as basketball and racquetball courts.
  • Two swimming pools, a sauna, tennis courts and racquetball courts add to the entertainment.
  • Recreational facilities include a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and four racquetball courts.
Word Origin and History for racquetball

1972, from racquet + ball (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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