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English definition of “spitball”

spitball

noun [C] uk   /ˈspɪt.bɔːl/ us    /-bɑːl/ US
a piece of paper that has been chewed and then rolled into a ball to be thrown or shot at someonePaper Children's games
(Definition of spitball from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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