No. 4’s bringing the ball almost to a comer flag.
Why, the ball struck the post.
Roll the string (wool)(up)into a ball .
[America] bowling ball ; [England] skittle-ball
The umpire ruled that the ball was foul.
gear and gearing (excluding toothed wheels,chain sprockets and other transmission elements presented separately);ball screw;gearbox and other speed changers (including torque converters)
The hedgehog rolled up into a spiky ball .
A frightened hedgehog contracts its body into a ball .
In cricket, the ball is delivered overarm.
Rolling bearings--Single-row radial ball bearings with felt seals--Types and basic dimensions
ball-and-race type pulverizer mill
Standard methods of testing for impact resistance of plates and parts made from engineering plastic rigid plastics by a ball (falling ball)
testing method for wear resistance of high performance ceramics by ball-on-disk method
Rolling bearings--Three point and four point contact ball bearings--Boundary dimensions
cage,for ball ,roller or needle roller bearing
The children tossed the ball to each other.
determination of environmental stress cracking(esc)-ball or pin impression method
The batsman slammed the ball into the grand-stand.
catch (incl. ball spring catches),of base metal,for furniture
She wound the yarn into a ball .
Mechanical connections of articulated bus Ball socket
ball’s cotton sorter
1.(in baseball) a pitch delivered outside the strike zone which the batter does not attempt to hit.
‘he ignored it completely, and the umpire called it a _ball_ ’
2.(in cricket) a delivery of the ball by the bowler to the batsman.
‘his half century came off only forty _balls_ ’
3.(in soccer) a pass of the ball in a specified direction or manner.
‘Whelan sent a long _ball_ to Goddard’
4.A formal social gathering for dancing.
‘Anne danced with the captain at a fancy-dress _ball_ ’
‘a _ball_ gown’
5.A game played with a ball.
‘he comes across a group of kids playing _ball_ ’
6.A solid non-explosive missile for a firearm.
‘Michael Taylor says lead musket _balls_ were made on the site and the team has found spills of molten lead that have formed small hollows in the ground.’
‘But history books fail to impart the human toll, whereas this series forces the reader to see the bodies run through with bayonets or lead _balls_ .’
7.A solid or hollow spherical or egg-shaped object that is kicked, thrown, or hit in a game.
‘a cricket _ball_ ’
‘I had enough of pebbles being kicked up at my car, of _balls_ purposely thrown at my windshield, of gargantuan sized twelve year olds banging on my trunk.’
8.A spherical object or mass of material.
‘a _ball_ of wool’
‘he crushed the card into a _ball_ ’
‘kids have been playing _ball_ in that lot for almost a hundred years’
‘young men would graduate from college and enter pro _ball_ ’
10.The rounded protuberant part of the foot at the base of the big toe.
‘Softer materials are useful for conditions related to shock, such as shin splints, heel bruising and pain beneath the _ball_ of the foot.’
‘There should be lots of fast footwork and each step should be performed on the _ball_ of the foot.’
11.The rounded protuberant part of the hand at the base of the thumb.
‘Some archers wear a thumb ring to protect the _ball_ of the thumb from the string when it is released.’
‘Take one _ball_ and flatten it on the board with the _ball_ of the thumb, to the thickness of about 3/4 inch.’
1.(of a flower) fail to open properly, decaying in the half-open bud.
2.Clench (one’s fist) tightly.
‘she _balled_ her fist so that the nails dug into her palms’
‘He yawned and stretched his arms out, _balling_ his hands into fists.’
3.Form a round shape.
‘the fishing nets eventually _ball_ up and sink’
‘I shut my eyes and _balled_ up, but felt nothing at all.’
4.Have sexual intercourse with.
5.Squeeze or form (something) into a rounded shape.
‘Robert _balled_ up his napkin and threw it on to his plate’
‘I turn around and see Eric Chase laughing and _balling_ up another piece of paper.’
6.Wrap the root ball of (a tree or shrub) to protect it during transportation.
‘Some people buy live trees that are _balled_ in burlap instead of a cut tree.’
‘Nursery-bought trees will be either in containers or _balled_ and burlapped.’
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