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Meaning of softball

soft•ball

Pronunciation: (sôft'bôl", soft'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a form of baseball played on a smaller diamond with a larger and softer ball.
  2. the ball itself.
  3. something that can be easily dealt with: The confirmation committee threw her a softball on that question.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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