Wiffle Ball


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Wiffle ball

n
(Team Sports, other than specified) a hollow plastic baseball, one side of which is perforated to enable the pitching of various types of curveball: used in an informal variation of baseball
[C20: imitative of the sound a pitched ball makes when the batter fails to hit it]
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Noun1.Wiffle Ball - (trademark) a hollow plastic ball with cutouts
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"
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
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