Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of stoolball in English:
(In the UK) a team game resembling cricket, with a board (originally a stool) as a wicket, played chiefly by women and girls.
- The earliest known reference to stoolball is in a 1330 poem by William Pagula, who recommended to priests that the game be forbidden within churchyards.
- All that we do know for a fact is that the terms baseball and stoolball were used interchangeably on many occasions.
- Originally, stoolball was a game played by milkmaids, as early as the 14th century.
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