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Definition of "paintball" [paintball]

  • A game in which players on one team seek to eliminate those on an opposing team by marking them with a water-soluble dye shot in capsules from air guns. (noun)
  • The dye-filled gelatinous capsule shot from guns in this game. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "paintball" in a sentence
  • "I know I would be more likely to stick with hunting than with paintball games so I'd get the muzzleloader but if paintball is your thing you have to do what you want."
  • "Mr. MORAZZINI: I agree - paintball is much more real, and it looks quite fun."
  • "I understand what you were trying to say, however paintball is one of the safest sports available and has an excellent safety record."