ball boy

ball boy
noun
a boy who retrieves balls for tennis players
Hypernyms: ↑male child, ↑boy

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noun
Etymology: ball (I)
: a tennis court attendant who retrieves balls for the players

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1. Tennis. an attendant, usually a boy or young man, employed to retrieve balls and supply players with them.
2. Baseball. an attendant, usually a boy or young man, who retrieves foul balls and brings the umpire new balls during the game.
[1900-05]

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ball boy UK US noun [countable] [singular ball boy plural ball boys]
a boy whose job is to pick up tennis balls at a tennis match and throw them back to the players
Thesaurus: tennishyponym sports events and competitionshyponym

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ball boy,
a boy who retrieves tennis balls and supplies them to the players as they are needed, especially in a tournament.

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n. a boy who retrieves balls that go out of play during a game such as tennis or baseball, and who supplies players or umpires with new balls

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noun, pl ⋯ boys [count]
: a boy who picks up balls that go out of play during a game in tennis, baseball, etc.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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