stickball
noun Date: 1922 baseball adapted for play in streets or small areas and using a broomstick and a lightweight ball

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Stickball — is a street game related to baseball, usually formed as a pick up game, in large cities in the Northeastern United States (especially New York City and Jersey City). The equipment consists of a broom handle and a rubber ball, typically a spaldeen …   Wikipedia

  • stickball — ☆ stickball [stik′bôl΄ ] n. a game like baseball played by children, as on city streets, with improvised equipment such as a broom handle and a soft rubber ball …   English World dictionary

  • stickball — stickballer, n. /stik bawl /, n. a form of baseball played in the streets, on playgrounds, etc., in which a rubber ball and a broomstick or the like are used in place of a baseball and bat. [1815 25, Amer.; (BROOM)STICK + BALL1] * * * ▪ game… …   Universalium

  • stickball — noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle • Syn: ↑stickball game • Hypernyms: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game …   Useful english dictionary

  • stickball — noun A street game similar to baseball, played with a stick, a ball and various ad hoc materials; found primarily in large cities in the northeastern United States …   Wiktionary

  • stickball — stick|ball [ stık,bɔl ] noun uncount a game similar to baseball that is played in the U.S. by children in the street using a stick and a ball …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stickball — noun N. Amer. an informal game played with a stick and a ball, resembling baseball or lacrosse …   English new terms dictionary

  • stickball — noun (U) a game like baseball that is played in the street by children in the US, using a small ball and a stick …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stickball — UK [ˈstɪkˌbɔːl] / US [ˈstɪkˌbɔl] noun [uncountable] a game similar to baseball that is played in the US by children in the street using a stick and a ball …   English dictionary

  • stickball — stick•ball [[t]ˈstɪkˌbɔl[/t]] n. gam a form of baseball played with a rubber ball and a broomstick or the like • Etymology: 1930–35, amer. stick′ball er, n …   From formal English to slang

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