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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ta′ble ten`nis(n.)

  1. a game resembling tennis, played on a table with small paddles and a hollow celluloid or plastic ball.

    Category: Sport

Princeton's WordNet

  1. table tennis, Ping-Pong(noun)

    a game (trademark Ping-Pong) resembling tennis but played on a table with paddles and a light hollow ball

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. table tennis(noun)ˈtæb lɪt

    a game in which players hit a ball across a table with a net

    to play table tennis

Wiktionary

  1. table tennis(Noun)

    A game or sport (similar to tennis) that involves the hitting of a light plastic ball across a table (fashioned like a mini tennis court) by racquets (a.k.a. paddles, a.k.a bats in Britain)

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  1. Table tennis

    Table tennis is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth using table tennis rackets. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent's options, giving the hitter a great advantage. When doing so the hitter has a good chance of scoring if the spin is successful. Table tennis is governed by the worldwide organization International Table Tennis Federation, founded in 1926. ITTF currently includes 218 member associations. The table tennis official rules are specified in the ITTF handbook. Since 1988, table tennis has been an Olympic sport, with several event categories. In particular, from 1988 until 2004, these were: men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles and women's doubles. Since 2008 a team event has been played instead of the doubles.


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table tennis

a game played on a table with small bats and a light ball; ping pong.

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