a person who plays ball professionally, especially baseball.
anyone who plays ball.
“Well, we only have one team,” Williams, the Russian ballplayer quipped.
Billy Crystal’s Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys Was Perfect Kevin Fallon August 25, 2014
Wilson looked more like a bouncer at a waterfront bar than a ballplayer.
Baseball’s Greatest Comebacks Kevin Baker October 16, 2008
Japanese ballplayer Gives Best Interview Ever Speaking perfect English is overrated.
Beyoncé, Jimmy Fallon, Will and Jaden Smith, and More Viral Videos The Daily Beast Video May 31, 2013
Nevertheless, Palmer is one ballplayer occasionally seen in the company of long, heavy novels.
Will the Real Jim Palmer Please Stand Up Tom Boswell September 26, 2014
If a ballplayer begins to play and to count his throws, it’s all up for the time being.
Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau
a player, esp in soccer, with outstanding ability to control the ball
(US & Canadian) a baseball player, esp a professional
mid-15c., from ball (n.1) + player.
a pen in which the point is a fine ball bearing that rotates against a supply of semisolid ink in a cartridge. Contemporary Examples The officer passed a form across the table and handed me a ballpoint pen, and I realized that this was war. In War, What Remains Artis Henderson January 6, 2014 This […]
- Ball race
noun (engineering) a ball bearing one of the metal rings having a circular track within which the balls of the bearing roll
a large room, as in a hotel or resort, with a polished floor for dancing. Contemporary Examples They need to do a couple of rounds of both the Latin and the ballroom dances before you can tell how good everyone is. The Bruno Diaries Bruno Tonioli March 9, 2009 It was standing room only inside […]
- Ballroom dance
any of a variety of social or recreational dances performed by couples, as in a ballroom. Contemporary Examples Here, she kept things classy on The Tonight Show, merely telling Leno about the ballroom dance she was learning. ‘The Tonight Show’ Fight: Howard Stern vs. Jay Leno The Daily Beast Video March 19, 2013