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tetherball

[teth -er-bawl] /ˈtɛð ərˌbɔl/
noun
1.
a game for two persons, in which each player, standing on each side of a post from the top of which a ball is suspended by a cord, hits the ball with the hand or a paddle in a direction opposite to that in which the other player hits it, the object being to coil the cord completely around the post.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; tether + ball1
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tetherball

n.

also tether-ball, 1900, from tether (n.) + ball (n.1).

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