Meaning of spitball

spit•ball

Pronunciation: (spit'bôl"), [key]
— n.
  1. a small ball or lump of chewed paper used as a missile.
  2. Also calleda pitch, now illegal, made to curve by moistening one side of the ball with saliva or perspiration.
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