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paintball

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Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪntbɔːl
 
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Definition of paintball in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1A game in which participants simulate military combat using airguns to shoot capsules of paint at each other: [as modifier]: a paintball gun
More example sentences
  • We engage in mock battles simulated with paintball guns.
  • The test will be a battle simulation, using paintball guns, against a platoon of marines.
  • The new group took part in paintball war games, held at a remote bush property two hours drive south of Perth.
1.1 [count noun] A capsule of paint used in paintball.
Example sentences
  • From the corner of my eye, I saw that they were paintballs, not real bullets.
  • Keep in mind that these paintballs travel at about 200 miles per hour and usually draw blood when they hit their target.
  • It's quite a physical game as you run and dive to dodge paintballs, crawl through bushes and climb into forts.

Derivatives

paintballer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Mr Fell was outraged that paintballers were still coming along to play their games in woods adjacent to his farmland - which he said risked spreading the disease.
  • Mr Fell believes paintballers might carry the infection into the district.
  • With very little spare time, Kai is an avid paintballer.

paintballing

2
noun
Example sentences
  • While the Queen's Division Normandy Band entertained and recruiting teams from regiments across the region answered questions, there was the chance to enjoy various activities from climbing to paintballing.
  • If you're not forking out for a hired magician or clown, you could find yourself paying for a party for 20 at your local McDonalds - or even a session of paintballing or laser shooting.
  • East Ayrshire Council has banned paintballing and South Lanarkshire has vetoed several outdoor pursuits, including paragliding and sand yachting.

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