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stickball

[stik-bawl] /ˈstɪkˌbɔl/
noun
1.
a form of baseball played in the streets, on playgrounds, etc., in which a rubber ball and a broomstick or the like are used in place of a baseball and bat.
Origin of stickball
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism; (broom)stick + ball1
Related forms
stickballer, noun
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  • He knew the general rules of big-league baseball, but the kid-business of stickball did not register.

    The Fourth R George Oliver Smith

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