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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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Equipment While paintball requires specific equipment - protective clothing, goggles, a marker, pressurised gas and paintballs, Mark says it's open to all ages and abilities.
The weapons fire paintballs and participants say it's a way of settling feuds and disagreements that might otherwise have led to real gunfire.
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.
Because of their large size and relatively low velocity, paintballs usually cause blunt ocular injuries resulting from coup-countercoup trauma and equatorial expansion2,4.
In March, two teenage boys walking home from synagogue with their grandfather in Williamsburg were hit by paintballs. Days before two additional Jewish men were attacked with paintballs while walking in the same neighborhood.
The job title is 'Human Bullet Impact Tester', and the successful applicant will have to stand on the spot whilst paintballs are fired at them at high speed.
John said of his latest venture: "I have collaborated with local paintball companies to bring this experience to the city and have developed a lovely team that don't mind being shot at with paintballs.
Or, should we aim some paintballs at it,( as an MIT graduate student suggests?
WE WROTE: SIX children have been hit by paintballs after they were shot at from a vehicle as it raced around Marske and Redcar.
Instead of using actual paintballs, customers and staff use small plastic balls to shoot down targets and see what each gun can do.