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tennis ball

a hollow ball used in tennis, made of rubber with a fuzzy covering of woven Dacron, nylon, or wool.
Origin of tennis ball
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • No matter how you turn a tennis ball, it does not alter the ball's appearance.
  • Picture a phospholipid molecule as a tennis ball with two long strings attached to it.
  • For hundreds of years eyewitnesses have reported brief encounters with the golf ball- to tennis ball-size orbs of electricity.
  • Thousands of eyewitnesses have described seeing a floating, glowing ball similar to a tennis ball or even a beach ball.
  • Trainers look for dogs that go bonkers over a favorite toy, such a tennis ball.
  • My bull terrier jumping into the swimming pool to recover her tennis ball.
  • Then another tennis ball flies in, and they run off.
  • It's not as simple as throwing a tennis ball at two holes in a wall.
  • It would take a tumor the size of tennis ball for me to become symptomatic.
  • Selkie, a border collie recovering from a tennis ball addiction, gets her cue.
British Dictionary definitions for tennis ball

tennis ball

a hollow rubber ball covered with felt, used in tennis
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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