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[stik-bawl] /ˈstɪkˌbɔl/
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
1815-25, Americanism; (broom)stick + ball1
Related forms
stickballer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He played stickball and freeze tag on safe, tree-lined streets.
  • It wasn't stickball or kick-the-can-acceptable losses, though nostalgia ran high.
  • When he finally does get to play stickball with the others, he does so badly that he thinks they'll never let him play again.
  • He is often asked by members of the community to help them understand myths, legends, and the nuances of stickball.
  • Many tribes played games such as lacrosse and stickball.
  • The dance troupe also plays games of stickball with individual who will take the challenge.

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