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ace a serve in tennis that wins a point because the other player can not reach the ball. [1/5 definitions]
ball1 a game played with a ball, especially baseball. [1/3 definitions]
ball bearing a machine part made of a groove in the shape of a circle with metal balls that roll in it. A ball bearing lets an axle or other part move easily.
ballgame a game played with a ball on a field.
ballpoint a pen that has a small ball in its tip. The ball moves the ink from the pen to the paper.
baseball a game played with a bat and ball by two teams of nine players each, the object being to score runs by advancing runners around four bases. [2 definitions]
basket the open metal hoop and net through which the ball is shot to score points in basketball, or such an act of scoring. [1/3 definitions]
basketball a game played on a court by two teams of five players each. Points are scored by shooting the ball through a high metal hoop and net at the opponent's end of the court. [2 definitions]
bat1 a club of wood or metal used to hit the ball in baseball, softball, or cricket. [1/3 definitions]
batter3 the person who stands in to bat the ball in baseball, softball, or cricket.
beach ball a large, air-filled ball of brightly colored plastic, usually used for games played in or near the water.
bean To hit on the head with a ball or other thrown object. [1/4 definitions]
bowl2 to roll the ball in bowling, or pitch the ball in the sport of cricket. [1/2 definitions]
bowling a game in which a heavy ball is rolled along a wooden alley toward wooden pins that stand at the far end.
bowling alley the long wooden lane down which the ball is thrown in a game of bowling. [1/2 definitions]
bunt1 to tap with a baseball or softball bat so that the ball lands close by. [1/2 definitions]
club a long stick used to hit the ball in golf. [1/6 definitions]
convex having a surface or edge that curves outward like the outside of a ball.
cookie a small, sweet, flat or ball-shaped cake baked from stiff dough.
cricket2 an English game played outdoors with a ball and bat by two teams of eleven members each.
cue2 a long, thin stick with a narrow tip, used to hit the ball in the game of pool or billiards.