trap ball

trapball

[trap-bawl]
noun
1.
an old game in which a ball placed on the hollowed end of a trap is thrown into the air by striking the other end of the trap with a bat and then driven to a distance with the bat.
2.
the ball used in this game.

Origin:
1650–60; trap1 + ball1

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