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ping US English

A short high-pitched ringing sound, as of a tap on a crystal glass

mei ping US English

A Chinese porcelain vase with a narrow neck designed to hold a single spray of flowers.

Ping-Pong US English

Another term for table tennis.

ping-ponger US English

A ping-pong player or enthusiast.

ping-ponging US English

The action of playing ping-pong. Later also figurative: the action of moving back and forth rapidly, especially between two alternatives.

aerial ping-pong US English

(In ball games) play involving frequent exchanges of long and high kicks

ping-pong diplomat US English

A person who attempts to normalize trade and other relations between two countries, initially through sporting contact.

ping-pong match US English

A game of ping-pong.

ping-pong diplomacy US English

The establishment of trade and other relations between two countries (originally between China and the United States in the 1970s, initiated as a result of an American table-tennis team travelling to China).

pingback US English

An automatic notification sent when a link has been created to a person’s blog post from an external website, allowing a reciprocal link to that website to be created