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A game played on a four-walled court by two or four players who alternately hit a small rubber ball against the front wall with short-handled rackets, with play stopping if the ball bounces twice on the floor or does not reach the front wall.


1. (Individual Sports, other than specified) a sport similar to squash and played in an indoor or outdoor court with rackets
2. (Team Sports, other than specified) the ball used in this sport


(ˈræk ɪtˌbɔl)

a game similar to handball, played with rackets on a four-walled court.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racquetball - the ball used in playing the game of racquetballracquetball - the ball used in playing the game of racquetball
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
2.racquetball - a game played on a handball court with short-handled rackets
court game - an athletic game played on a court


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