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paintball Syllabification: paint·ball
Pronunciation: /ˈpāntˌbôl/

Definition of paintball in English:


1A game in which participants simulate military combat using air guns to shoot capsules of paint at each other.
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.
1.1A capsule of paint used in the game of 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.


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.
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