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cue2 a long, thin stick with a narrow tip, used to hit the ball in the game of pool or billiards.
curve a baseball pitch in which the ball curves toward the opposite side from which it was thrown; curve ball. [1/5 definitions]
direct object the part of a sentence that shows the object, goal, or receiver of the action of a verb. "The ball" in "She kicked the ball" is a direct object.
double to hit the ball so as to reach second base safely in baseball or softball. [1/13 definitions]
eyeball the part of the eye that is shaped like a ball. The eyeball sits in the eye socket.
fly1 a batted baseball or softball that rises high in the air; fly ball. [1/9 definitions]
football a game played in the United States and Canada by two teams on a long field. Each team tries to score points by passing or carrying the ball to the other team's end of the playing area, or by kicking it through the goal posts. [4 definitions]
foul a ball hit outside of the lines that mark the area for fair play in baseball or softball; foul ball. [2/11 definitions]
globe a round ball with a map of the earth on it, or anything shaped like a ball. [1/2 definitions]
goal the structure or area in certain sports into which a player must get a ball or puck in order to score. [2/3 definitions]
golf a game played on a large outdoor course with small holes in the ground spaced far apart. Players use a set of special clubs to hit a small white ball into each of the series of holes. There are nine or eighteen holes in a golf course. The object of the game is to get the ball into each hole using as few strokes as possible. [1/2 definitions]
handball a game in which a ball is batted against a wall or walls with the hand. Handball can be played by two or four players. [2 definitions]
hedgehog a very small animal with a pointed nose and a very short tail. Hedgehogs have brown and yellow fur with spines that stick out and protect them when they roll into a ball. They make tunnels in rows of bushes called hedges. Hedgehogs are insectivores; they are mammals that eat insects. Different kinds of hedgehogs live in Europe, Asia, and Africa. [1/2 definitions]
hit the batter's successful contact with the ball so as to reach a base in a baseball game. [1/9 definitions]
hockey a sport like this played on a grass field with a ball by two teams of eleven players; field hockey. [1/2 definitions]
hook the curve of a ball in the direction opposite to the throwing or striking hand. [1/10 definitions]
interference illegally getting in the way of a ball or opposing player in a sporting event. [1/4 definitions]
jack (plural but used with a singular verb) a children's game in which one bounces a ball and picks up as many small, star-shaped metal pieces as one can before the ball lands. [1/5 definitions]
kickoff a kick in football that puts the ball into action and signals the beginning or continuing of the game. [1/2 definitions]
lacrosse a game played on a field. The players use sticks with a net on one end to carry the ball and throw it into the other team's goal.
lane a wooden path along which a bowling ball is rolled; alley. [1/4 definitions]