Stoolball Stool"ball`, n. A kind of game with balls, formerly common in England, esp. with young women. [1913 Webster]

Nausicaa With other virgins did at stoolball play. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

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  • Stoolball — ist eine alte Ballsportart (Schlagballspiel) aus Süd England, wo noch heute Varianten in Schulen gespielt werden. Schwerpunkt ist Sussex mit mehreren lokalen Ligen; es gibt auch einige Teams in Kent. Ursprünglich wurde das Spiel von Melkerinnen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Stoolball — is a sport that dates back to the 14th century, originating in Sussex, southern England. It may be an ancestor of cricket (a game it resembles), baseball, and rounders. Traditionally it was played by milkmaids who used their milking stools as a… …   Wikipedia

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  • stoolball — noun a team game resembling cricket, with a board (originally a stool) as a wicket …   English new terms dictionary

  • stoolball — n. a team game played in the UK, with a bat and ball and pairs of batters scoring runs between bases. * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an old English game resembling cricket played chiefly by women * * * stoolˈball noun An old game resembling cricket • •… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • History of cricket to 1725 — The history of cricket to 1725 traces the sport s development from its perceived origins to the stage where it had become a major sport in England and had been introduced to other countries.The earliest definite reference to cricket occurs in… …   Wikipedia

  • Sussex — County of Sussex redirects here. For other uses, see Sussex County (disambiguation). This refers to the historic county in England. For other uses either see Sussex (disambiguation) or, for the administrative counties that Sussex is divided into …   Wikipedia

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  • Ballsport — Als Ballsportart bezeichnet man jede Sportart, die mit einem Ball gespielt wird. Dabei kann als Ball auch jeder andere in gleicher Weise geeignete Gegenstand gelten. Seine Form spielt für die Definition keine Rolle, sondern ist lediglich von der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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