Translation of "ball" - English-German dictionary

ball

noun /boːl/

a round object used in games

der Ball
a tennis ball.

anything roughly round in shape

das Knäul, die Kugel
a ball of wool.

balls (plural ) (slang) testicles.

die Eier
ballbearings noun plural

in machinery etc, small steel balls that help the revolving of one part over another.

das Kugellager
ballcock noun

a valve in a cistern.

das Schwimmventil
ballpoint noun

a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point.

der Kugelschreiber
on the ball

quick, alert and up-to-date

auf Draht
The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set ( keep the ball rolling)

to start or keep something going, especially a conversation

etwas in Gang setzen
He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.

(Translation of “ball” from the PASSWORD English–German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)