Definition of paintball in English:


Syllabification: paint·ball
Pronunciation: /ˈpāntˌbôl


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



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  • 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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