Definition of Paintball

1. Noun. A capsule filled with water-soluble dye used as a projectile in playing the game of paintball.

Generic synonyms: Capsule

2. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Outdoor Game

Definition of Paintball

1. Noun. A sport where teams shoot each other with gelatin capsules filled with paint-like dye. ¹

2. Noun. The dye-filled capsule fired in the sport of paintball. ¹

3. Verb. To engage in the sport of paintball. ¹

4. Verb. To shoot someone using a paintball gun. ¹

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Definition of Paintball

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paintball

paint a picture
paint by numbers
paint leaf
paint oneself into a corner
paint out
paint roller
paint the lily
paint the town
paint the town red
paint the wagon
paint with a broad brush
paintball (current term)
paintball gun
painted-leaf begonia
painted beauty

Literary usage of Paintball

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1. From Defence to Development: Redirecting Military Resources in South Africa by Jacklyn Cock, Penny Mckenzie (1998)
"It is exemplified in war games such as paintball, which has become increasingly popular among ... At its core, paintball simulates the sequence of killing. ..."

2. Notebook Know-How: Strategies for the Writer's Notebookby Aimee Buckner by Aimee Buckner (2005)
"Yes, it is plagued with paintball entries. I am reminded just how often writers write in patterns, if only we took the time to reread and look for them. ..."

3. A Hedonist's Guide to Lisbon by Sarah Marshall (2004)
"Billing itself as the best paintball adventure centre on the Iberian peninsula, this 40-hectare ... The annual Portuguese paintball Open is also held here. ..."

4. A Hedonist's Guide to Tallinn by Laurence Shorter (2005)
"... paintball and laser-gun venue that also offers a go-kart track. ... and seek' using GPS equipment, 35km from Tallinn. paintball is also available. ..."

5. Adventure Guide to Tampa Bay and Florida's West Coast by Chelle Koster Walton (2003)
"Batting cages, go-carts, bumper boats, miniature golf, paintball, and a video arcade make Greenwell's Bat-A-Ball and Family Fun Park, at 35 NE Pine Island ..."

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