Definition of zorbing in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzɔːbɪŋ/


[mass noun]
A sport in which one is secured inside a large transparent ball which is then rolled along the ground or down hills.
Example sentences
  • It is also deemed the adventure capital of the world with its bungee jumping, white-water rafting, jet-boating, zorbing (rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball), skydiving, abseiling and hang-gliding.
  • The site has the longest Zorb run in the UK and offers zorbing for corporate days out and parties.
  • Unlike free running and other kinds of endurance sports, zorbing does not require any level of skill or fitness, only the ability to keep down your food!


1990s: invented word from zorb (the name of the ball used in this activity) + -ing1.

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Line breaks: zorb|ing

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