ball boy
noun Date: 1903 a male attendant who retrieves balls for players or officials (as in a tennis match or a baseball or basketball game)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ball-boy — ballˈ boy or ballˈ girl noun (sport) A boy or girl who collects balls that are out of play, supplies balls to the players, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑ball …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball boy — ball ,boy noun count 1. ) a boy whose job is to pick up tennis balls at a tennis match and throw them back to the players 2. ) a boy whose job is to take care of the balls that are not being used during a baseball practice or game …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ball boy — n. Sports a boy who retrieves balls that have gone out of play, as in tennis and baseball, or a boy in charge of the extra balls used in practice, as in basketball and football …   English World dictionary

  • ball boy — n a boy who picks up the balls for people playing in important tennis matches …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ball boy — noun a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players • Hypernyms: ↑male child, ↑boy * * * noun Etymology: ball (I) : a tennis court attendant who retrieves balls for the players * * * 1. Tennis. an attendant, usually a boy or young man, employed …   Useful english dictionary

  • ball boy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ball boy : singular ball boy plural ball boys a boy whose job is to pick up tennis balls at a tennis match and throw them back to the players …   English dictionary

  • ball boy — ball boys N COUNT In a tennis match, the ball boys pick up any balls that go into the net or off the court and throw them back to the players. In a baseball game, the ball boys are in charge of collecting the balls that are hit out of the field …   English dictionary

  • ball boy — /ˈbɔl bɔɪ/ (say bawl boy) noun 1. Tennis a boy acting as a ballkid. 2. Football a boy who retrieves the ball when it goes out of play …   Australian English dictionary

  • ball boy — 1. Tennis. an attendant, usually a boy or young man, employed to retrieve balls and supply players with them. 2. Baseball. an attendant, usually a boy or young man, who retrieves foul balls and brings the umpire new balls during the game. [1900… …   Universalium

  • ball boy — noun A person, usually male, responsible for retrieving balls from the area of play, and returning them to the players. See Also: ball girl …   Wiktionary

  • ball boy — noun (C) a boy who picks up tennis balls for people playing in important tennis matches …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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