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1. A game in which players on one team seek to eliminate those on an opposing team by marking them with a water-soluble dye shot in capsules from air guns.
2. The dye-filled gelatinous capsule shot from guns in this game.


(ˈpeɪntˌbɔːl) or


(Team Sports, other than specified) a game in which teams of players simulate a military skirmish, shooting each other with paint pellets that explode on impact, marking the players who have been shot
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Noun1.paintball - a capsule filled with water-soluble dye used as a projectile in playing the game of paintballpaintball - a capsule filled with water-soluble dye used as a projectile in playing the game of paintball
capsule - a small container
2.paintball - a game that simulates military combat; players on one team try to eliminate players on the opposing team by shooting capsules of paint at them
outdoor game - an athletic game that is played outdoors
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Our subscribers and can enjoy a day of fun with this great offer which includes free entry and equipment hire for two people, plus fifty paintballs.
Paintballs are small (17 mm diameter) gelatin projectiles filled with non-toxic, water soluble paint that explode on contact with an object at a velocity of 100 - 300 feet/sec2,3-5.
Days before two additional Jewish men were attacked with paintballs while walking in the same neighborhood.
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Instead of using actual paintballs, customers and staff use small plastic balls to shoot down targets and see what each gun can do.
Decreases in the wholesale prices of paintballs and paintball equipment
My dog Ella and I spent an anxious night at the emergency clinic recently, after she found and ate paintballs while on our walk.
They can slug it out in the newly opened 45 x 45m paintball field Au shooting their opponents, of course, with paintballs.
One launches the 70-millimeter paintballs that gamers fire by the millions each year.
When you play paintball, you need a marker, paintballs, a CO2 or compressed air tank, and a mask to protect your face.