Trapball
Trapball \Trap"ball`\, n. An old game of ball played with a trap. See 4th {Trap}, 4. [1913 Webster]

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  • trapball — /trap bawl /, n. 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. [1650 60;… …   Universalium

  • trapball — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : an old game of ball played with a trap; also : the ball used in the game …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trap — Trap, n. [OE. trappe, AS. treppe; akin to OD. trappe, OHG. trapo; probably fr. the root of E. tramp, as that which is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which perhaps influenced the English word.] 1. A machine or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap stairs — Trap Trap, n. [OE. trappe, AS. treppe; akin to OD. trappe, OHG. trapo; probably fr. the root of E. tramp, as that which is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which perhaps influenced the English word.] 1. A machine or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trap tree — Trap Trap, n. [OE. trappe, AS. treppe; akin to OD. trappe, OHG. trapo; probably fr. the root of E. tramp, as that which is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which is trod upon: cf. F. trappe, which perhaps influenced the English word.] 1. A machine or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trap — trap1 traplike, adj. /trap/, n., v., trapped, trapping. n. 1. a contrivance used for catching game or other animals, as a mechanical device that springs shut suddenly. 2. any device, stratagem, trick, or the like for catching a person unawares. 3 …   Universalium

  • Trapstick — Trap stick , n. A stick used in playing the game of trapball; hence, fig., a slender leg. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catstick — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: cat (I) (pointed stick) + stick : a stick or club used as a bat in tipcat or trapball * * * /kat stik /, n. a broomstick or other stick used as a bat, esp. in playing tipcat. [1620 30; CAT1 + STICK1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • knur and spell — noun : a game played in northern England that resembles trapball * * * knur and spell noun A game played with a knur, trap (spell), and stick, chiefly in N England • • • Main Entry: ↑knur …   Useful english dictionary

  • trapstick — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a stick used in playing the game of trapball …   Useful english dictionary

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