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fourball (plural fourballs)
- (golf) A match between two teams of two golfers, each playing his or her own ball throughout the round rather than alternating shots, and each hole won by the team whose individual golfer has the lowest score.
2007 September 30, The Associated Press, “U.S. Widens Lead in Presidents Cup”, New York Times:
- The United States pitched a shutout in five alternate-shot matches during a crisp morning, then turned back an International rally with one of its own to split the afternoon fourball matches and build a 14 ½-7 ½ lead going into the 12 singles matches today in Montreal.