Definition of Stickball

1. Noun. A form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle.

Exact synonyms: Stickball Game
Generic synonyms: Baseball, Baseball Game

Definition of Stickball

1. Noun. A street game similar to baseball, played with a stick, a ball and various ad hoc materials; found primarily in large cities in the northeastern United States ¹

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Definition of Stickball

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stickball

stick one's oar in
stick one's tongue out
stick out
stick out like a sore thumb
stick pusher
stick shaker
stick shift
stick that in your pipe and smoke it
stick to
stick to one's guns
stick together
stick up
stick up for
stick with
stickball (current term)
stickball game
sticker book
sticker price
sticker prices
sticker shock

Literary usage of Stickball

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catskills Alive! by Francine Silverman (2003)
"The stickball & Kick-the-Can Contests are held at Fosterdale Motor Lodge, ... There are longdistance events, stickball batting, an outdoor BBQ, ..."

2. Family Words: The Dictionary for People Who Don't Know a Frone from a Brinkle by Paul Dickson (1998)
"In his article on family words, "Family Spoken Here," Ralph Keyes pointed out that when young David Mullany struck out his playmates while playing stickball ..."

3. Cats in a Chowder by Fred J Schneider (2006)
"... Sheepshead Bay, went through school together at St. Somebody's, and passed a lot of days playing stickball in the street. ..."

4. Diabetes in Native Americans: The Eastern Tribes by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... arts and crafts; music and drama, Choctaw dance; drug-free activities; stickball; or other intermural sports, followed by wholesome after-school snacks. ..."

5. Police Practices and Civil Rights in New York City: A Report of the United edited by Mary Frances Berry (2000)
"... youngsters played stickball with a local hero, Willie Mays of the New York Giants."249 The training materials also deliberately and explicitly highlight ..."

6. Sanguine Fluid: EVOLUTION OF DEATH: Double Novel Edition by James Spade (2006)
"His limited playtime with friends generally revolved around sports like football, basketball and stickball, the game of the day depending on what type of ..."

7. Practical Physicsby Henry Smith Carhart, Horatio Nelson Chute by Henry Smith Carhart, Horatio Nelson Chute (1920)
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