a feathery fern, Davallia trichomanoides, of Malaysia, having rhizomes covered with toothed scales.
a medieval English ornament suggesting a flower of three or four petals enclosing and partly concealing a ball. noun (architect) a carved ornament in the form of a ball enclosed by the three petals of a circular flower
- Ball game
any game played with a ball, especially baseball or softball. Informal. a situation and all its attendant circumstances: Having a new administration in power changes the entire ball game at city hall. Compare new ball game. Archaeology. a ceremonial game of both ritual and sporting significance, played by teams on a ball court in Mesoamerican […]
- Ball girl
Tennis. an attendant, usually a girl or young woman, employed to retrieve balls and supply players with them. Baseball. an attendant, usually a girl or young women, who retrieves foul balls and brings the umpire new balls during the game.
- Ball handling
the control of the ball, as in basketball or soccer, by skillful dribbling and accurate passing.