deck tennis
noun Etymology: from its being played on the decks of ocean liners Date: 1927 a game in which players toss a ring or quoit back and forth over a net

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  • Deck tennis — is a sport that was played on the decks of passenger and cruise ships and is still practiced to a small extent. This sport is also known by the names Tenni Koit, Tenniquoites or Ring tennis. To some extent, the sport is a hybrid between tennis… …   Wikipedia

  • deck tennis — n. a game somewhat like tennis, in which a small ring of rope, etc. is tossed back and forth over a net: so called because often played on passenger liners …   English World dictionary

  • deck tennis — noun game played mainly on board ocean liners; players toss a ring back and forth over a net that is stretched across a small court • Hypernyms: ↑court game * * * noun Etymology: so called from its being played on the deck of a ship : a game… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deck-tennis — Anno tennis L anno tennis (en anglais : Deck tennis) est un sport fréquemment pratiqué sur les bateaux tels que le paquebot par ses passagers du fait de l étroitesse du terrain. Ce sport ressemble au tennis. Sur un terrain (3 à 4,60 m x 9,10 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • deck tennis — deck′ ten nis n. spo a game for two persons played on a small court, esp. on the deck of a ship, in which a rubber or rope ring is tossed back and forth over a net, using only one hand • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • deck tennis — a game played on a small court, usually on the deck of a ship, in which a ring, generally of rubber or Manila rope, is alternately thrown and caught, using only one hand, by two opponents standing on opposite sides of a net. [1925 30] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • deck tennis — /ˈdɛk tɛnəs/ (say dek tenuhs) noun any of several games adapted from tennis for playing in the confined space of a ship s deck …   Australian English dictionary

  • deck sport — deck sport, any sport suitable for or played on the deck of a ship, such as deck tennis …   Useful english dictionary

  • deck — n. & v. n. 1 a a platform in a ship covering all or part of the hull s area at any level and serving as a floor. b the accommodation on a particular deck of a ship. 2 anything compared to a ship s deck, e.g. the floor or compartment of a bus. 3 a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand — Studio album by Relient K Released …   Wikipedia

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