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racquetball

Syllabification: rac·quet·ball
Pronunciation: /ˈrakətˌbôl
 
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Definition of racquetball in English:

noun

chiefly North American
A game played with a small hard ball and a short-handled racket in a four-walled handball court.
Example sentences
  • It's especially important in sports such as tennis, badminton, racquetball, volleyball and basketball for reaching upward and getting the arms in position for hitting and throwing actions.
  • In addition to the gym and sauna are all the old favourites squash, handball, racquetball, basketball, badminton and indoor soccer.
  • Minority sports like racquetball, handball and volleyball don't enjoy wide media coverage, nor do the players enjoy widespread attention or recognition.

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