Softball meaning

sôftbôl, sŏft-
A question, especially one posed during an interview or public forum, that is easy to answer and does not cause embarrassment.
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A kind of baseball played with underhand pitching, a small infield, and usually four outfielders.
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The ball used in playing softball: it is larger than a hardball.
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A game similar to baseball but played with a larger and softer ball which can be thrown overhand or underhand.
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(by analogy) A question designed to be easy to answer.
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The ball used to play the sport.
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Origin of softball

  • 1926

    From Wiktionary