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Meaning of tetherball

teth•er•ball

Pronunciation: (te'ur-bôl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a game for two persons, in which each player, standing on each side of a post from the top of which a ball is suspended by a cord, hits the ball with the hand or a paddle in a direction opposite to that in which the other player hits it, the object being to coil the cord completely around the post.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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