ball game

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ball game ‎(plural ball games)

  1. Any game played with a ball.
    Basketball, cricket, and football are three kinds of ball game.
  2. A specific contest or match between teams playing such a game.
    George and Harriet went to the stadium to see the ball game.
  3. A sport played in the Aztec and Mayan civilizations; Mesoamerican ballgame.
    The ball game was the main sport in Central America before the arrival of the Spanish.
  4. (figuratively) affair, issue, matter, subject, story, topic