Meaning of deck tennis

deck' ten"nis

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a game played on a small court, usually on the deck of a ship, in which a ring, generally of rubber or Manila rope, is alternately thrown and caught, using only one hand, by two opponents standing on opposite sides of a net.
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