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1. A game for two to four participants played with a perforated paddle and a ball similar to a tennis ball on a court having one, three, or four walls.
2. The ball used in this game.
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(Ball Games, other than specified) a game involving a paddle and an attached ball
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(ˈpæd lˌbɔl)

a game in which players use short-handled, perforated paddles to hit a ball against a wall.
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